- 2 Jul 2000
- Highgate Brewery, Sandymount Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 3AP
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
WALSALL MB SANDYMOUNT ROAD SP 09 NW 7/129 Highgate Brewery - II Tower brewery, c.1895-9 for J A Fletcher, with additions of 1919 and later alterations. Red brick with Welsh state roof. 5 storeys to left, 4 to right 3 bays 7 - window range of mainly cast iron casements under painted cambered heads, some openings blocked or altered. Double plank door in second bay from left; loading platform with alternate C20 doors with roller shutters and windows to 4 right-hand bays. Third bay from left has boarded hoist rising through two upper storeys: decorative brackets and finial on gabled roof. Single-storey extension probably of 1919 to right has one blocked window and a ridge ventilation. Left return gable elevation of main part largely unaltered with 3 cast iron casements on each floor. Moulded brick kneelers below blue brick denfilled eaves course.
Cl9 tall square chimney with moulded cap. C20 boiler house not of special architectural interest. 2 hipped-roof additions to rear, probably a 1919. Interior: retains original planning and many traditional brewing vessels and equipment. An investory records concessive replacement of the equipment, including the well water tank, 1900; hot liquor tanks, 1930s; malt hopper, 1920; the wooden spring screen is original (1899); the malt crusher is a German belt-driven model of 1922; coppers, 1952-7; hoptack, 1955; jackback, 1952; wort receiver, 1948; paraflow, 1970 and fermenting vessels, 1905 to 1962, all re-lined; collecting vessels bearing the makers plates of Pottertons, Birmingham are no longer used.
K J Lloyd: The Highgate Brewery Black Country Society, n.d.
Listing NGR: SP0170097700
© Mr Richard Fryer. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Fryer, Richard
Rights Holder: Fryer, Richard
Brick, Slate, Victorian Brewery, Industrial, Brewing And Malting Site, Food And Drink Industry Site, Water Tank, Water Supply And Drainage, Water Storage Site