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Fermentation Vats, Sarsons Vinegar Factory

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.5011 / 51°30'3"N

Longitude: -0.0794 / 0°4'45"W

OS Eastings: 533408

OS Northings: 179765

OS Grid: TQ334797

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.B2

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.KJXM

Plus Code: 9C3XGW2C+C7

Entry Name: Fermentation Vats, Sarsons Vinegar Factory

Listing Date: 2 August 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385822

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471234

Location: London Bridge and West Bermondsey, Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Grange

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Bermondsey St Mary Magdalen, St Olave, St John and St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/5/639 Fermentation Vats, Sarson's Vinegar
02/08/93 Factory


Bottling store, later fermentation vats. c1860, altered early
C20. Stock brick with slate roofs.
EXTERIOR: three-and-a half-storeys, 2 gables, restored in C20
to west side. East side has 2 tall round-headed windows
between 1st and 2nd floors and cambered windows to ground
floor. 2 hoists and series of loading doors. North side has 4
early C20 four-light pivoting casements. West side has metal
INTERIOR: has scientific queen post roof to north and plainer
roof with tie beam to south. Cast-iron spiral staircase and 3
large wooden fermentation vats.
HISTORICAL NOTE: mustard works were established on this site
in 1814 by Noah Slee, the earliest purpose-built structures
dating from 1825-1830 extended in the 1960s when the firm went
over to the prduction of vinegar. From 1932 the brewery was
run by British Vinegars. In 1979 the works were taken over by
the Swiss company Nestle which owned Crosse & Blackwell from
1960. Known in the late C20 as Sarson's Vinegar Brewery, the
works remained in use until early in 1992.
(GLIAS Report 16 August 1992).

Listing NGR: TQ3340879765

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