Leeds Mercury (29/Apr/1843) - Sales by Auction: Lockwood Brewery

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VALUABLE BREWERY, with Malt Houses, Cottages, Stables, and superior Dwelling-house, with excellent Land adjoining, situate at Lockwood, near Huddersfield, in the West-Riding of the County of York.

Messrs. T. & W. HARDWICK are instructed by the Executors of the late Timothy Bentley, Esquire, to offer for peremptory SALE BY AUCTION, at the George Hotel, in Huddersfield aforesaid, on Thursday, the First Day of June next, at Two o’Clock in the Afternoon precisely, in One Lot, subject to such Conditions as will be then and there produced:—

ALL that old-established BREWERY, extensively known as LOCKWOOD BREWERY, at present in the Occupation of the said Executors, capable of brewing upwards of Three Hundred and Fifty Barrels per Week, with conveniently arranged Malt Houses, turning off One Hundred and Sixty Quarters every Eight Days ; together with Seven Cottages suitable for Workmen, and Stabling for upwards of Twenty Horses. Also all that superior FAMILY RESIDENCE, with double Coach House, and excellent Stabling for Six Horses, a Hot-house constructed upon the most approved Plan, and Two large Gardens and Pleasure Grounds adjoining. And also Three Acres of excellent LAND, (more or less.)

The above Premises are of Freehold and Leasehold Tenure. The Brewery is abundantly supplied with a never-failing Spring of pure Water, and has also the Advantage of Water Power for Grinding Malt, and all other necessary Purposes. It is well worthy the Attention of any Party desirous of embarking in the Brewing Business, being situate in a densely populated District, and has been advantageously carried on by the late Proprietor and his Executors for nearly Half a Century, and is now to be disposed of solely in compliance with the last Will and Testament of the said Timothy Bentley.

The Property may be viewed on Thursdays and Fridays in each Week previous to the Sale, between the Hours of Ten and Two, by applying to Mr. Bentley Shaw, on the Premises, of Whom any further Particulars may be obtained.

At the same Time and Place will be offered, in separate Lots, the following well-accustomed INNS or PUBLIC HOUSES and BEER HOUSES, with the Outbuildings, Land, and Appurtenances to the same respectively belonging, namely, — The Robin Hood Inn, at Park Gate, in Almondbury, near Huddersfield, — The Bull’s Head Inn, Beast Market, Huddersfield, — The Brown Cow Inn, Holmfirth, — The Grey Horse Inn and Buildings, adjoining Chapel Hill, Huddersfield, — The Dean Wood Beer House, Big Valley, South Crosland, near Huddersfield, — The Horse and Jockey, and Butcher's Shop adjoining, Daw Green, Dewsbury, — The Wool Pack Inn and Buildings adjoining, Deighton, near Huddersfield, — A Beer House in Trinity street, Huddersfield, in the Occupation of Edward Oxley, — The Victoria Tavern, (formerly known as the Saddle Inn,) Westgate, Huddersfield, — The Grove House Inn, at Park Grove, near Huddersfield, and The Britannia Inn, Manchester Street, Huddersfield.

Full Particulars of the whole of the Lots, comprising the above-mentioned Inns and Beer Houses, which are of various Tenures, will in due Time be given, and may be had on Application to the said Mr. Bentley Shaw, or to Messrs. Hardwick, the Auctioneers, at their Offices in Leeds, and at the Offices of Messrs. Stephenson, Floyd, and Booth, Solicitors, Huddersfield. Holmfirth, 5th April, 1843.