Home Brewery: Listed Building Details

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Home Brewery: Listed Building Details

Home Brewery Co. Ltd

The building was listed, grade 2, in 1993, and the following is the listing description:

Home Ales Brewery Offices and attached railing:

Brewery office building and water tower. 1936. Designed for Home Ales Brewery by T. Cecil Howitt. Steel framed with brick cladding with ashlar dressings. Main west front has central very large ashlar faced square arched lorry entrance, with ornate iron gates with gilded lettering either side are single panel doorways with octagonal bronze lamps above. Over the arch in raised lettering "HOME BREWERY COMPANY LIMITED". Above a large Diocletian window with brick mullions and metal framed casements. Above a very tall square tower, slightly battered with pairs of stripped pilaster buttresses on each face with a small pantile hood, above a tall brick parapet with ashlar coping. The side faces have raised lettering "HOME OF THE BEST ALES". Either side 12 bay flanking 2 storey office wings with a deep basement faced in ashlar. Above both floors have windows with metal frames set back with painted relief panels between, and flanked by plain brick piers and continuous ashlar cill band. Above a tall ashlar parapet with ashlar coping. Above a set back attic storey faced in ashlar with 4 metal frame windows to each side with banded ashlar parapet. At the front to the street a low brick wall with ashlar parapet with iron railings and piers.