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Chesters Salford Brewery

A Grade II Listed Building in Ordsall, Salford

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Latitude: 53.4845 / 53°29'4"N

Longitude: -2.2538 / 2°15'13"W

OS Eastings: 383252

OS Northings: 398676

OS Grid: SJ832986

Mapcode National: GBR DGF.NW

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.BPZ1

Plus Code: 9C5VFPMW+RF

Entry Name: Chesters Salford Brewery

Listing Date: 10 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471548

Location: Ordsall, Salford, M3

County: Salford

Electoral Ward/Division: Ordsall

Built-Up Area: Salford

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Salford St Philip with St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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949-1/20/49 (East side)
10/05/88 Chesters Salford Brewery


Brewery. Dated 1896. By WA Deighton. For Threlfall's Brewery
Company Ltd. Pressed red brick with ashlar dressings and Welsh
slate roofs. T-shaped plan with tower at junction adjoined by
copper-room/offices, maturing house and boiler house; apart
from the maturing house, in wing to north-east, the buildings
line Cook Street.
EXTERIOR: Copper room/offices to SE of tower: 2 storeys, 5:3
bays. Segmentally-arched windows, arched entrances to bays 2
and 4; pilasters divide round-arched first-floor windows each
having brick and stone voussoirs under hoodmould broken by
keystone; string course and band below slotted brick parapet
with dies above each pier. Bays 6-8 form the office block and
have large 2-light windows beneath first floor openings and
parapet as rest; right end bay projects to form entrance
(doorhead altered) under 3-storey tower having corner piers
and cornice on corbel table. Transverse stacks between bays 6
and 7 are linked by brick arcade.
Brewery tower: 5 storeys, 5 x 4 bays divided by pilasters
which rise to lunettes below top storey; other floors have
windows of differing forms; frieze with company name and 'Cook
Street Brewery' in white brick beneath louvred top-floor
openings; corbel table and slotted parapet. Hipped roof with
lunettes in dormers beneath pavilion roof raised on louvred
arcading; further dormers and decorative finials. Against NW
side of tower is a wooden hoist-shaft. Adjoining eastern
corner of tower is a square chimney with arcaded panels and
short second stage between cornices; third stage may be of
later date.
Boiler house at NW end of Cook Street; one storey, 3-1-3-3-1
bays; bays 1-3 have square-headed openings between corniced
piers and twinned lunettes set below eaves cornice. Bay 4
forms link to similar building retaining decorative round
arches to 2 windows on ground floor. Bays 8-10 have altered
opening under 3 round arches; lower parapet to hipped roof
with louvred lantern. The final bay is a waggon archway
forming link to base of tower.
Maturing house in wing to NE of tower: 3 storeys, 3-5 bays
with bays 1-3 rising an extra storey under gable and having
C20 lift hoist. Segmentally-arched windows to ground and first
floor; round-arched windows to second floor (bay 6 blind)

linked by impost string course and with hoodmoulds and
keystones; cornice beneath frieze with date 'AD 1896' and
company name in white brick; gable on left springs from
slotted brick panel.
INTERIOR: little altered layout with some original fittings of
note. Iron and brass balustrading to galleries in the maturing
house and copper room; decorative spiral staircases in the
maturing house (altered) and to upper floors of the tower.
Copper room has basket-arched iron roof trusses.
An impressive example of its type and a notable local

Listing NGR: SJ8325298676

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