Record Details

NHER Number:40947
Type of record:Building
Name:17 and 19, Old Market Street (Bidwells Brewery)


This former brewery dates to the mid 19th century. The building is made from flint with gault brick dressings and a slate roof. It has an arcade of five recessed bays to the first and second floors which now contain 20th century windows. The hipped roof features two malting louvers. Associated warehousing extends to the northeast.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 87300 82792
Map Sheet:TL88SE

Full description

Former brewery. Mid 19th century.
3-4 storeys, flint with gault brick dressings and slate roofs. Arcade of five recessed bays to first and second floors now with 20th century windows. Pediment over two left bays - remaining bays have two more storeys with arches and a hipped roof containing two malting louvers. 2-storey warehousing extends north-east under a gabled slate roof.
Details from (S1).
E. Rose (NLA) 23 November 2004.

Monument Types

  • BREWERY (Post Medieval - 1833 AD to 1900 AD?)
  • WAREHOUSE (Modern - 1901 AD? to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: 1996. Photograph of Old Brewery (17 and 19 Old Market Street) Thetford. Colour.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

Related records - none

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