Tyne and Wear HER(11082): Byker, Gibson Street, County Brewery (Richmond Place Brewery) - Details
Byker, Gibson Street, County Brewery (Richmond Place Brewery)
Brewing and Malting Site
Mason & Shotton were in partnership at this brewery from 1863 to 1866 when they went bankrupt. The plant, stock and five horses were auctioned off. The Moat Brothers took over the brewery until 1870, then James Smith took over. The brewery could produce 96 half barrels of beer a week. It had a six-horse-power horizontal steam engine, offices, cellars, a two-stall stable and a large tunning room. Brewing ceased in late 1873.
Brian Bennison, 1995, Brewers and Bottlers of Newcastle upon Tyne From 1850 to the present day, p 40-1