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HER Number:MDV18066
Name:Exeter, Heavitree Brewery


1890 brewery on an older site. Closed in 1970.


Grid Reference:SX 937 923
Map Sheet:SX99SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishHEAVITREE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SW/110

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BREWERY (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

'Brewery' depicted on os 25" (1880s) map.

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 6 inch Ordnance Survey Map of 1905 (Cartographic). SDV65779.

Brewery depicted on 1905 map.

Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

Brewery depicted on 1930s map.

Ordnance Survey, 1950s, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV320149.

Brewery depicted on 1950s map.

Minchinton, W. E., 1973, Industrial Archaeology in Devon, 20 (Monograph). SDV7016.

'Heavitree Brewery' was incorporated in 1890 but brewing on the site went back long before this. Malting was carried out here in the last century and a three storeyed rectangular malthouse existed supported by cast-iron pillars. Some of the machinery dated from the middle of the c19 including the malt-mill (1870) and the mash tuns (1880). The well supplying the brewery with all washing water was sunk in 1903 and lined with white tiles. It had its original pump with oaken cogwheels but was powered by electricity when the brewery, which is now a bottling depot, closed in 1970.

Falla, T. J., 1978-1981, Heavitree Breweries, 211-213 (Article in Serial). SDV23423.

History of brewery given together with details of owners.

Ordnance Survey, 2003, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV320150.

'The Maltings' shown on current (2003) DCC digital mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV23423Article in Serial: Falla, T. J.. 1978-1981. Heavitree Breweries. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 34. 211-213.
SDV320149Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1950s.
SDV320150Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2003. Map (Digital).
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV65779Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 6 inch Ordnance Survey Map of 1905. 6 inch County Series.
SDV7016Monograph: Minchinton, W. E.. 1973. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Paperback Volume. 20.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 3 2005 3:56PM