SO9988 : Langley Maltings - Titford Canal

taken 12 years ago, near to Oldbury, Sandwell, Great Britain

Langley Maltings - Titford Canal
Langley Maltings - Titford Canal
The maltings were built in the 1870-1890s for the nearby Showell's Crosswell Brewery. They were taken over by Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries in 1944 and continued in use until 2007. The site was bought in 2008 by D & S Enterprises for 1M and may be converted to flats and offices.

The malting operated on the floor malting process with a staff of eleven maltsters and two foremen working seven days a week. A 12" layer of barley was allowed to germinate for a period of around one week and was turned with rakes to dissipate the heat generated. Once the maltster decided that germination had progressed to the right stage the process was stopped by passing through a kiln. The process required hard manual labour.
Langley Maltings

Six square kilns. 1870. Grade II listed LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 25 April, 2009
Maltings   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 995 882 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.5513N 2:0.4746W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 995 882
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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