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Report - Sleaford Bass Maltings - December 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Raz, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. Raz

    Raz 28DL Regular User
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    Visited this place a couple of times in the last few weeks so there's pics from my gopro and my camera.

    The first visit was a nice early morning mooch and it was nice to enjoy the morning sun at the top of the tower but after having our visit cut short due to the fuzz arriving I was eager to get back to this place for a second look and this time capture the adventure to the top on my gopro:D. Although its seen better days and is a death trap in some parts I quite like this place!



    History

    The Maltings in Sleaford were built by Bass Breweries between 1882 and 1905, replacing the many small malthouses in the area. The frontage of 1000ft is broken down into eight huge red brick pavilions with a square tower and slender chimney in the centre. The huge four storey buildings dominate the skyline around the area. They were used for six decades to produce malt from grain for the production of beer.

    In addition to their wages, workers eared three pints of beer per day. The complex struggled to remain open during the Second World War, but survived and continued operating until 1960.

    Three of the pavilions have been heavily fire damaged. In 1976 a huge fire broke out in one of the buildings which spread to an adjoining pavilion and the tower. In his book Buildings of England, Sir Nikolaus Pevsner considered the huge brewing malthouses to be Lincolnshire’s most important industrial architecture


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    If anyone's interested here's a video I threw together in half hour!

    [video=youtube;jZ8tDjxiks4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ8tDjxiks4[/video]

    Cheers for looking:thumb
     
    #1 Raz, Dec 23, 2014
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  2. Hydro

    Hydro 28DL Regular User
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    Brilliant report mate. Windows on photo #2 are some awesome colours. We will have to revisit this place just for the roof!
     
  3. Bigian88

    Bigian88 The Massive Mancunian
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    Some VERY nice shots there buddy!
     
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    TallRich 28DL Regular User
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    Great shots mate, I particularly like #9 I love the contrast between the sky and the scale of the buildings. Makes me want to visit myself!
     
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    Looks good mate, not sure about the colours in the window in the 2nd pic but the rest are nice
     
  6. Raz

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    cheers guys!
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Always nice to see the old girl :)

    Not sure about showing the actual entry/access points on an open Forum for everyone to see though ;)
     
  8. Raz

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    They will have fun getting over the palisade before they get there! but yeah noted mate :)
     
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