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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/17-5
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1718-1947?
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 3.62 linear metres (extent of all 5 Noakes and Co subfonds combined).
Name of creator(s): Noakes and Co Ltd | brewers


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Black Eagle Brewery, Whites Grounds, Bermondsey is believed to have been established in the 1690s. It was known as Clarke's Brewery, and was acquired some time between 1823 and 1830 by John Cox. In 1848 it was bought by Day, Payne and Cox of Westerham, and traded as "Day, Noakes and Sons" from 1852. The Company was incorporated in 1897 as "Noakes and Company Limited".

The company acquired Nevile Reid and Company Limited in 1918 and J Canning and Sons, Royal Brewery, Windsor, in 1921. Brewing operations were transferred to Windsor in 1921. The company was acquired by Courage and Company Limited in 1930.


Scope and content/abstract:

Property records of Noakes and Company, brewers, including leases and other papers about unlicensed premises; registers of details of public house leases in London and Windsor; and leases and other papers about licensed premises.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records of Noakes and Co Ltd have been divided into sub-fonds:
ACC/2305/17-1: Corporate Records
ACC/2305/17-2: Financial Records
ACC/2305/17-3: Production Records
ACC/2305/17-4: Premises Records
ACC/2305/17-5: Property 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

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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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