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H AND V NICHOLL LIMITED, THE ANCHOR BREWERY, LEWISHAM

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4453/V
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: H AND V NICHOLL LIMITED, THE ANCHOR BREWERY, LEWISHAM
Date(s): 1605-1948
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.83 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Whitbread and Co Ltd | The Anchor Brewery, Lewisham

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Anchor Brewery in Lewisham was acquired by Whitbread at the end of 1890 for the price of 185,000. It had previously been owned by H. and V. Nicholl Limited who had bought it in 1866. The initial motive for the purchase was to use the premises as a bottling depot for distribution to the Whitbread market south of the Thames however Whitbread also had the added incentive of gaining control of the Anchor's tied trade that amounted to 24,000 barrels a year.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Anchor Brewery, Lewisham, owned first by H. and V. Nicholl Limited and subsequently by Whitbread and Company. Records include numerous documents and deeds relating to the Lewisham brewery and other premises, correspondence from H and V Nichols, company accounts, and production figures from the late 1880s.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

LMA/4453/V/01: Title deeds;
LMA/4453/V/02: Agreements;
LMA/4453/V/03: Accounts;
LMA/4453/V/04: Production;
LMA/4453/V/05: Correspondence;
LMA/4453/V/06: Premises.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the Corporation of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 2001 as a gift.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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