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HER Number:MDV862
Name:Anchor Brewery, Barnstaple


Site of the Anchor Brewery formerly associated with malthouse in Boutport Street. The brewery was demolished to make way for a new road.


Grid Reference:SS 557 335
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/48

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Devon County Council Conservation Section, 13/04/1984, Anchor Brewery, 608/8a, 6a, 12a, 13a. (Ground Photograph). SDV75940.

Griffiths, D., 13/04/1984, Brewery (Personal Comment). SDV357149.

It is a little uncertain as to which of the buildings along the leat was the brewery. At this grid reference is a complex of three or more buildings joined together. The stack described above is sited between this complex and the mission hall. There used to be an overhead wooden tunnel (SS5576533545) linking this across rackfield lane to the building now called Yeo's Garage. See worksheet for sketches.

Griffiths, D. M., 13/04/1984, Brewery (Worksheet). SDV75935.

Sketches of buildings in Rackfield, south of the leat and west of the mission hall, one or more of which may be the brewery.

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, Towns 1855-95 1:500 (Cartographic). SDV348147.

Anchor Brewery marked on 1855-1895 1:500 town map. Apparently connected by an arch to a malthouse on the opposite side of the road. Map object based on this source.

Bone, M., 1973, Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology, 18, 20 (Monograph). SDV78228.

he premises of Petter's Anchor Brewery. It appears on an OS map of 1889 and a directory of the same year reveals Mr. Petter to be combining brewing with dealings in corn, hops, seeds, manures and superphosphate. A mineral water plant had been added by 1897.

Devon County Council Conservation Section, 1983, Anchor Brewery, Film 575/26 (Ground Photograph). SDV75938.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Map object based on this source.

Timms, S. C., May 1983, Anchor Brewery (Personal Comment). SDV75937.

Site visit: May 1983. The square brick stack of the former brewery still stands to roof height of adjacent buildings on north-west elevation overlooking mill leat. The adjacent buildings are in run-down condition and are directly affected by urban relief road proposals.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV357149Personal Comment: Griffiths, D.. 13/04/1984. Brewery.
SDV75935Worksheet: Griffiths, D. M.. 13/04/1984. Brewery. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV75937Personal Comment: Timms, S. C.. May 1983. Anchor Brewery. Not Applicable.
SDV75938Ground Photograph: Devon County Council Conservation Section. 1983. Anchor Brewery. Devon County Council Conservation Section Collection. Photograph (Paper). Film 575/26.
SDV75940Ground Photograph: Devon County Council Conservation Section. 13/04/1984. Anchor Brewery. Devon County Council Conservation Section Collection. Photograph (Paper). 608/8a, 6a, 12a, 13a..
SDV78228Monograph: Bone, M.. 1973. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. A5 Paperback. 18, 20.

Associated Monuments

MDV861Related to: Anchor Malthouse, Boutport Street, Barnstaple (Building)
MDV879Related to: Malthouse, Pilton Quay, Barnstaple (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 3 2014 9:52AM