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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/06-1
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1890-1960
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 4.2 linear metres (extent of all 4 Royal Brewery Brentford subfonds combined).
Name of creator(s): Royal Brewery Brentford Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Red Lion Brewery in Brentford was founded in the 18th Century. By 1830 it was owned by Felix Booth who had the name changed to the "Royal Brewery" in consequence of a visit by King William IV and Booth's baronetcy.

The brewery was owned by Carrington and Whitehead in 1850 to 1875; and Gibbon and Croxford to 1880 (or 1890). It was subsequently bought by Montague Ballard and became a limited liability company in 1890. Royal Brewery Brentford Limited, was based at 23 High Street, Brentford, Middlesex.

A controlling interest in the brewery was acquired by Kent brewers Style and Winch Limited in 1922 and they jointly acquired the Dartford Brewery Company Limited in 1924. The company ceased to brew. Style and Winch Limited was acquired by Barclay Perkins and Company Limited in 1929. The brewery went into voluntary liquidation in 1970.


Scope and content/abstract:

Corporate records of the Royal Brewery Brentford Limited, including Directors' meetings minutes; agreements; share records; registers of seals; articles of association; and annual reports and accounts.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records of the Royal Brewery are arranged in 4 sub-fonds:
ACC/2305/06-1: Corporate records;
ACC/2305/06-2: Financial records;
ACC/2305/06-3: Property records;
ACC/2305/06-4: Public Relations records.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

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 Style and Winch Limited, see ACC/2305/07.

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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