- Sep 20, 2005
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I first visited this Malthouse at Bristol Docks in May last year, its
now due for demolition which is an absolute crime due to it being
one of the few remaining Victorian warehouses in the area.
The site encompasses the brick clad Malthouse (otherwise known
as the McArthur Warehouse), a derelict late Victorian or early
Edwardian dwelling house, there are also various timber framed
storage and industrial buildings to the rear of the site.
Site was taken over by McArthurs an iron founding business around
1940-41, I believe they manufactured steel wire. McArthurs moved
to larger premises in the late 50's. The main building has since been
used as a sofa shop, bed shop, reclaimers and art centre. The out
buildings have been used for boat building/repair, car repair, welders.
Seems the end is near for the Malthouse, local campaigners have
fought valiantly to save it, local council doesnt care, English
Heritage lost interest and John Prescott handed the final decision
back to the local council who then approved demolition. Grrr!