Tyne and Wear HER(5981): Swalwell, brewery - Details
Brewing and Malting Site
Swalwell Brewery is named on Ordnance Survey second edition map. Swalwell Brewery was founded in 1765 by Matthew Taylor, who lived in Whickham Hermitage (HER 6899). The Taylors were a prosperous family who had lived in Swalwell since at least 1576. In 1747 Matthew and John Taylor paid £2 for a wherry landing at Swalwell. They conveyed coal and other materials from Swalwell to the River Tyne. Swalwell Brewery soon became the most important brewing establishment in County Durham.
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