TF0745 : Malting Pavilions, Sleaford, Lincs

taken 8 years ago, near to Sleaford, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Malting Pavilions, Sleaford, Lincs.
Malting Pavilions, Sleaford, Lincs.
By the turn of the C20th, Sleaford was considered well placed for a malting complex on this scale. It was close to extensive fields of barley, could rely upon a seasonal workforce for the summer harvest, the area was served by a plentiful water supply thanks to an artesian well that had been dug at the end of C19th and the railway was close by. Covering a geographical area of over 13 acres and benefiting from some 500,000 sq ft of floor space these maltings took 6 years to build (1901-06) and cost around 350,000. By the end of WWII however, with the malt industry in a state of continuing decline, production finally ceased in 1959. The infrastructure had become out-dated and too costly to maintain. In 1973 the Sleaford Bass Maltings were purchased by a local firm for chicken rearing and vegetable processing. However, its use for chicken rearing ended in the 1990s when approval was given for residential development of adjacent land.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 December, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Maltings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0731 4521 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:59.6088N 0:24.1603W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0730 4521
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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