SJ8933 : Joule's Building at Stone, Staffordshire

taken 7 years ago, near to Stone, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Joule's Building at Stone, Staffordshire
Joule's Building at Stone, Staffordshire
Trent and Mersey Canal.
This has long been a canal landmark. It was built in 1881 for the purpose of storing ale ready for distribution by canal. It is a Grade II listed building.

As far back as the 12th century, Stone was famous for the qualities of the ales brewed at Stone Priory. This tradition was carried on by various brewers, over the centuries.Francis Joule came to Stone in 1785 to take over one of the established breweries. Legend suggests that the brewery was located on or near the site of the old monastic brew house. Apparently, it was the custom of the monks to mark their casks with "the sign of the cross" so Joule's decided to adopt the red cross as their trademark. Charrington's bought the brewery and closed it in 1974. (The old old story!!!)

Joule's beer is now brewed in Burton, and can be enjoyed in several Stone hostelries!

Note: * As from 2010 Joule's ales have been available from a new brewery in Market Drayton - apparently using original Joule's recipes.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 2 February, 2012
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Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 899 339 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.1880N 2:9.0819W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 899 339
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