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No. 6 Brewer Street and associated structures Oxford

Gill, Jonathan No. 6 Brewer Street and associated structures Oxford. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology has undertaken a programme of building recording on several buildings and structures prior to a development by Pembroke College on the south side of Brewer Street. The site is close to the centre of Oxford and the structures form several fragments from the post-medieval history of the site. They include two walls from a possible 17th-century malthouse on Rose Place, a much altered building on Brewer Street (No.6) which was probably originally of 18th-century date, a nib of historic wall at Campion Hall (the former Micklem Hall), and a 20th-century workshop which appears to have formed something of an industrial estate, housing a number of separate industrial concerns. This principal manufacture within this workshop was a printworks. The surviving walls from the malthouse are an interesting reminder of this area having historically been a focus of the brewing industry and this building was included by the RCHM in 1939 in their Inventory of the Monuments of the City of Oxford. Documentary evidence suggests that No 6 Brewer Street also formed part of a brewery and it is a good example of a building which has evolved with a number of major alterations which retained elements of the primary stone building in the external shell. Two walls survive from the original stone building and these contain a patchwork of secondary alterations which suggest that the primary building may have had two low upper floors, a common feature of malthouses. The workshop/printworks are not of particular intrinsic significance but they are an example of the type of modest industrial concern which was once common relatively close to the centre of Oxford. None of the buildings was listed but the current project has provided a valuable record of them prior to their loss in the development. ©

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4582
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:08 Jan 2019 13:58
Last Modified:08 Jan 2019 13:58

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