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Report - The Plough Maltings - Burton on Trent - May 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Ninja, May 4, 2014.

  1. Ninja

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    Herbert Couchman was chief engineer and architect to Bass, Ratcliff & Gretton of Burton upon Trent from 1891. This energetic and meticulous engineer designed an eighth malthouse at Shobnall for the firm in 1891, and then the reconstructed Plough Maltings, Horninglow Street, Burton, in 1899. Couchman was a versatile designer, becoming personally involved with the construction of everything from locomotives to churches in his time with Bass, Ratcliff & Gretton. His best known work was the development of the Sleaford Maltings complex in 1903-6.

    The Plough Maltings (Herbert Couchman, 1899-1902), opposite the former Coors Visitor Centre. This substantial red brick structure, currently thought to be threatened by redevelopment, was not a traditional floor maltings but a drum maltings.


    I was on the way to check out another place and this caught my eye..

    Nearly came a cropper on the first floor though, I lost a leg the through rotten floor twice (see last picture) and luckily made it to safety on the 3rd attempt to get free, a 30 foot fall onto a solid floor doesn't bear thinking about.

    Proceed with extreme caution peeps.

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  2. turkey

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    About 3-4 years ago they were stripping this place to become flats/apartments. Looks like work stopped.
     
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    One of the best melting floors left around, good shots there.
     
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    Like this, thanks for posting.
     
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    Yes, good shots, thanks for sharing
     
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