Monument record BSE 268 - Westgate Brewery

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Brewery located on Westgate Street in Bury St Edmunds, linked with St. Edmunds Brewery.


Grid reference Centred TL 8557 6381 (47m by 85m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL86SE


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Full Description

Brewery located on Westgate Street in Bury St Edmunds, Linked with St. Edmunds Brewery (S3).
Westgate Brewery had their own fire Brigade (S1) that rivalled that of Bury St. Edmunds, in the late 19th Century (S2).
Shown on 1880's OS map (S4).
Recorded in gazetteer of significant Industrial Archaeological sites in Suffolk 2011 where it is described as "Green King Brewery, Westgate St (TL 856638). A number of brew-houses and maltings line Westgate St. The oldest, beside Bridewell Lane, is dated 1789, prior to the establishment of the present company. Many buildings done up in Edwardian Tudor style" (S5).
Now part of Green King Brewery.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Source Checked: Suffolk Record Office. K 767/2.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Crowther, D.. 1991. Cheers! The story of Beer around Bury St. Edmunds.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Lansman, P.. 2000. Brewing in Bury.
  • <S4> Map: OS. OS Map. 1880.
  • <S5> Serial: Suffolk Industrial Archaeological Society Newsletter. Volume 115, November 2011, plus email from John Jones, March 2012..

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Record last edited

Jun 13 2012 12:38PM

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