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Report - Sleaford Maltings, Sleaford, Nov' 10

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Everyonefreezes, Nov 8, 2010.

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    After being busted by an excessive amount of police at Kingsway hospital, we still had the rest of the day. So after an hour spent sat in Derby Mcdonalds carpark, we decided to visit Sleaford Maltings on the recommendation of J4M3S.

    We couldn't stay too long as we wanted to get to Folkingham before it got dark; so we didn't manage to get around the whole building.

    Some history:

    The Maltings were established by Bass in 1901, with production beginning in 1906. There are 8 Malt houses, Drying Kilns, Boiler House, Beam Engine House, Water Tower and Ancillary Buildings. Originally the Maltings were designed to have 16 malt houses which would have been opposite the current eight and would have doubled the size of the complex.

    The malting's remained in production until 1958 when they were closed after changes to the way that malt was produced. The buildings went on to become a chicken farm / food process plant which ws closed following the construction of the neighboring housing estates.

    The remaining buildings are grade 2* listed.

    Most of it now is entirely stripped apart from some loose tools and a lot of equipment for the chicken farming - however there are a few hidden gems.

    Also, i don't know what was up with our luck this day but we ended up getting chased off site by security before making a james bond style escape before they blocked us off in their van. Some scally's had brought attention to the place after trying to steal pallets from the front.

    Here's some pictures =]










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