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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4433/C
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1759-1972
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 2.8 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Taylor Walker and Co Ltd | brewers


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Stepney Brewery was founded in London by Salmon and Hare in 1730. In 1796 John Taylor bought Richard Hare's share in the business and was joined by Issac Walker in 1816 when the business became known as Taylor Walker.

In 1889 the business moved from Fore Street, Limehouse, London where it had been since circa 1823, and a new brewery was built at Church Row, Limehouse, London named the Barley Mow Brewery. Taylor Walker and Company Limited was registered as a limited liability company in 1907.

Taylor Walker took over numerous other breweries and related companies, notably, the Victoria Wine Company Limited in 1929 and the Cannon Brewery Company Limited in 1930. Taylor Walker was itself acquired by Ind Coope Limited, Romford, Essex and Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire in 1959 and became known as Ind Coope (East Anglia) Limited. The brewery ceased to brew in 1960.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Taylor Walker and Co Ltd, brewers, 1759-1972. This collection contains corporate, staff, premises and miscellaneous records. Corporate records include minutes of directors' meetings, articles of association and copartnership, registers of seals and supply agreements. Staff records include minutes of Employees Representative Committee meetings. Premises records include early title deeds for brewery premises as well as for individual public houses and mortgage records. The miscellaneous series comprises an album of advertising cuttings.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

This collection has been divided into four series, corporate (LMA/4433/C/01), staff (LMA/4433/C/02), premises (LMA/4433/C/03) and miscellaneous (LMA/4433/C/04), to reflect the nature of the records.

Conditions governing access:

These records are open to public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to closure periods.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the Corporation of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received as a gift in 2002.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

See L Richmond and A Turton, The Brewing Industry: A Guide to Historical Records (1990), LMA Library reference 60.43 RIC.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
November 2009 to February 2010

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