Anchor Brewhouse - London, UK
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N 51° 30.245 W 000° 04.522
30U E 702968 N 5709939
Quick Description: The Anchor Brewhouse, a complex of valuable buildings of a small brewery from the end of the 19th century in Shad Thames near Tower Bridge, received Europa Nostra Award for successful reconstruction and conversion of industrial architecture in 1989.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/7/2014 5:51:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMM7ZD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:

The Anchor Brewhouse, a complex of valuable buildings of a small brewery from the end of the 19th century in Shad Thames near Tower Bridge, received Europa Nostra Award for successful reconstruction and conversion of industrial architecture in 1989.

In December 1787 the Aberdonian John Courage purchased a small brewhouse on this site. Little more than a year later the first entry in the brewing book records that John Courage had brewed 51 barrels of beer at the Anchor Brewhouse, Horselydown. Three separate elements, Boilerhouse, Brewhouse and Malt Mill, each expressing different functions in the process of beer making, are united to form the Anchor Brewhouse's characterful and picturesque composition. The Building is an expression of historical continuity, for brewing on the river has always been an important feature of London's Thames-side. Brewing in Southwark is mentioned by Chaucer, and in Horselydown by Shakespeare.

The original part of this building dates from 1871 and was largely rebuilt in 1894-1895. Reconstructed, restored and refurbished in 1985-1989, it is now a grade II listed building situated in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area.

[taken from plaque on the Brewery wall]


The conversion and reconstruction Anchor Brewhouse was awarded by Europa Nostra in 1989 and by Civic Trust Award in 1991.

Award Collection:
Europa Nostra (1989) Civic Trust Award (www.civictrustawards.org.uk; 1991)


Number of award plaques:: 2 - 5

Sites web address: [Web Link]

Type of awarded site: Group of buildings

Other type. Please explain: Not listed

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