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Grid reference Centred SE 6031 5101 (15m by 31m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Also Known As: Clementhorpe Maltings, LOWER EBOR STREET
Maltings. 1900, with C20 alterations. Red brick with plain tile roofs. 3 storey with drying kiln at west end. South front to Lower Ebor Sreet has inserted central pair of plank doors under concrete lintel, to left a single small window and to right a similar blocked opening. Above 3 openings, those to the centre and right have original windows, that to left now blocked. This kiln section has pyramidal roof topped with square ventilator. East front has C20 opening to far left, and then 4 small windows to each floor, all windows have two shuttered openings below and three small glass lights above. North front has small blind gable to left. Remainder of front has 3 storeys. Basement doorway to right and blocked window to left, above 2 shuttered openings and above again 2 similar openings both now boarded. North-west corner unfinished. West front has large pair of C20 double doors inserted. Above a single loft door with hoist hood supported on ornate iron brackets. Lower two floors have small blocked openings, top floor has 5 small openings, the 3 to the left with 2-light casements. The kiln to the right has blocked openings and a small single 3-light window on the top floor. INTERIOR retains most of its original operational machinery. It still retains its growing floors and storage bins, steeping tanks and also its drying kiln made by H J H King of Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

A watching brief in 2016 uncovered evidence for the rebuilding of the maltings. It appears that
the column footings existing in the malt house originally extended into the kiln room. This
suggests that the furnace was later inserted into the building at the southern end. Column
pedestals for both the circular iron pillars and the H column steel girders, exist below the
present concrete floor. This indicates that the furnace may have been installed after the H
column steel girder supports were added to the building.
Two additional wall footings running east/west across the axis of the building indicate that the
internal layout of the building was reorganised. It is only between these two wall footings that
the maltings tile floor is present. This perhaps suggests that this was the original extent of the
germination floor or the tile floor in areas to the north and south has been taken out.
The southern wall footing appears to have been removed when the double bucket
elevator was installed. At this point it may be that the dividing wall was moved to the south to
accommodate a larger germination floor. The present dividing wall between the malt house and the kiln does not appear to align perfectly with the window opening. This may also
indicate that this wall was a later insertion.
The wall footing at the northern end of the building may have been for an internal wall
dividing the germination floor from a room to the north. It could be that this northern room
previously housed the furnace. Wall footings extend from this wall north and could be related
to a structure within a room. Furthermore a furnace door was recovered from the rubble
within the northern part of the building. Overall this may indicate that the internal structure of
the maltings was reorganised in the 20th Century at both the northern and southern ends of
the building. (YAT 2016 SYO1839)

YAT, 2015, Clementhorpe Maltings (Unpublished document). SYO1759.

York Archaeological Trust, 2016, Clementhorpe Maltings WB (Unpublished document). SYO1839.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2015. Clementhorpe Maltings.
  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2016. Clementhorpe Maltings WB.

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Record last edited

Oct 18 2018 3:35PM


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