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The Old Brewery

A Grade II Listed Building in Caldbeck, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.7482 / 54°44'53"N

Longitude: -3.0544 / 3°3'15"W

OS Eastings: 332226

OS Northings: 539764

OS Grid: NY322397

Mapcode National: GBR 7F3J.JN

Mapcode Global: WH80M.1XS9

Plus Code: 9C6RPWXW+76

Entry Name: The Old Brewery

Listing Date: 11 April 1967

Last Amended: 3 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1144435

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72370

Location: Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Caldbeck

Built-Up Area: Caldbeck

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Caldbeck St Mungo

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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NY 33 NW CALDBECK Caldbeck

13/62 The Old Brewery
(formerly listed as
11.4.67 Colebrook Brewery)


Former mill and house, later brewery and later barytes crushing mill. Former
house dated and inscribed over entrance ISM 1671 with mill of similar date, C18
extensions and 1860s and C20 alterations. Coursed mixed sandstone and
limestone rubble. Graduated greenslate roofs. Tall square tapering brewery
steam-engine chimney projects from roof of the former house. Central house of 2
storeys, 2 bays with square kiln (?) to left under pyramidal roof; earlier
2-storey, 4-bay mill to extreme left appears contemporary with house; high
2-storey, 4-bay malt house to right with single-storey double-span extension to
front right. House has moulded alternate-block surround under dated and
inscribed shaped lintel. 3-light chamfered stone-mullioned window and smaller
fire window to right with similar 2-light window above and blocked fire window.
Projecting kiln to left has side door and front C20 casement window with smaller
opening above. Former mill has facade to rear with small chamfered-surround C17
windows and one enlarged 2-light chamfered stone-mullioned window to right.
Malt house to right has louvred vent windows with 2 earlier blocked windows.
Large C20 garage doors to left and similar opening to extreme right. Probably
was originally a water-corn mill and became a brewery c1860. Had ceased
production in World War I when the building was used for crushing and drying
barytes for local mines. Illustrated, J.D. Marshall & M. Davies-Shiel, Lake
District at Work, 1971, p32, but not a paper mill as they describe it. Derelict
and unoccupied at time of survey and being converted into 4 houses, retaining
original features.

Listing NGR: NY3222639764

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