11:58 Monday 13 May 2013

Repair work starts on Grade II-Listed chimney

Written byHELEN KREFT

REPAIR work on a Grade II-listed chimney has now started which will renew Burton’s brewing legacy.

Scaffolding encircled the chimney on the Shobnall Road site of Marston’s in February while investigative work was carried out.

The investigations concluded that the Victorian landmark needed essential repairs to the frost-damaged brickwork.

Now fourteen metres of brick work is being taken down and replaced.

Garry Hollins, site engineer at the brewery, said at the time: “Since we switched to gas-fired boilers the chimney is no longer in use and the bricks in the chimney have gradually degraded through frost damage.

“It’s Grade II listing means that we must repair and restore to its original Victorian splendour, using bricks to look exactly the same.”

Built in 1875, the eight-sided chimney was originally one of two on site for the coal-fired boilers used in the brewing process.

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