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First lager brew house 'at risk'
The brewery
The Anglo-Bavarian brewery opened in 1864
Britain's first lager brewery has been added to English Heritage's endangered properties list.

The former Anglo-Bavarian Brewery in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, is one of six new entries in the West added to the Buildings at Risk (BAR) Register.

But eight restored properties in the West have been removed from the list.

They include a medieval barn in South Gloucs. repaired using a grant of 198,240, and Clarendon Palace, Wilts. which had an investment of 251,441.

WEST BUILDINGS OFF THE LIST
12 Portland Square, Bristol
Winterbourne Court Farm Barn, S Gloucs
West Banqueting House, Chipping Camden
Barn at Tanhouse Farm, Frampton on Severn
Ashleworth Tithe Barn, Tewkesbury
88 Church St, Tewkesbury
Trudoxhill Congregational Chapel

The Anglo-Bavarian brewery was opened as a 'pale ale brewery ' in 1864. Between 1873 and 1880 it won many medals for its products at exhibitions around the world.

Its name was changed to 'The Anglo' at the beginning of World War I in order to dissociate itself from any German connection.

The brewery closed in 1920 and during the World War II it was requisitioned as a Ministry of Defence stores.

While eight structures have been restored and removed, English Heritage is concerned about the six new entries on its West BAR Register.

The brewery

In Bristol, St James Priory, Horsefair, and Elms Colliery in Nailsea have been added.

The former Parish Centre for St Phillip & St James, in Cheltenham, and St Oswald's Priory, Gloucester are new entries.

The Shepton Mallet brewery and the motte and bailey castle at Castle Combe, Wilts. complete the six newcomers.


SEE ALSO:
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