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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/65
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1830-1953
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.4 linear metres
Name of creator(s): South Berkshire Brewery Co Ltd
Hawkins and Parfitt South Berkshire Brewery Co Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Company was incorporated in 1897 as "Hawkins and Parfitt South Berkshire Brewery Company Limited" upon the amalgamation of Edward Parfitt, Atlas Brewery, Newbury, and Thomas Edward Hawkins and Company, West Mills Brewery, Newbury. They were based at the Atlas Brewery, Bartholomew Street, Newbury, Berks

The company acquired John Platt and Son, Manor Brewery, Hungerford, c 1900, and Westcombe and Sons, St Nicholas Brewery, Newbury, 1902. Acquired Blandy, Hawkins and Co, Castle Brewery, Bridge Street, Reading (possibly successors to Stephens' Mill Lane Brewery, later Willats and Blandy's Mill Lane Brewery), 1910.

The name was changed to "South Berkshire Brewery Limited" in 1913; and was acquired by H and G Simonds in 1920. In voluntary liquidation 1936.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the South Berkshire Brewery Company Limited, including Board and annual general meeting minutes; debenture stock certificates; Directors' report and profit and loss account; register of private houses, shops, cottages and other properties; inventories and valuations of freehold, leasehold and copyhold estates and stock.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/2305/65/001-005: Corporate records; ACC/2305/65/006-009: Premises records.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited as part of an accession of records from Courage Barclay and Simonds, 1969-1988.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For liquidation papers see H and G Simonds, ACC/2305/60/026-027.

Publication note:

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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