Highgate Brewery

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


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0765 IOE Records taken by Richard Fryer; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Richard Fryer. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

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

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