THE SALE OF PARTON BREWERY, 1844
Founded by Spedding & Co. in 1752-3, Parton Brewery was subsequently acquired by the Harrison family, who also ran the Old Brewery in Whitehaven. After the death of John Harrison in 1844, his trustees auctioned off his estate (original document in sale particulars collection at Carlisle Record Office):
CAPITALISTS, SPECULATORS, BUILDERS, ETC.
SALE OF LARGE AND VALUABLE
In Whitehaven, Parton, and at Corkickle, in Cumberland, consisting of Breweries, Warehouses, Hotels, Timber Yards, Ropery and Rope Walk, Dwelling Houses, Land, &c.
TO BE SOLD
BY PUBLIC AUCTION
By order of the Trustees of JOHN HARRISON, Esquire, lately deceased
AT THE GOLDEN LION INN, IN WHITEHAVEN
IN THE COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND
On THURSDAY the 7th Day of November, 1844,
AT TWO O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON
THE FOLLOWING VERY EXTENSIVE
Late the Property of the said John Harrison, Esq.,
In the Lots particularized in the annexed Pages, or in such other Lots as may suit Purchasers.
Extensive Properties like those now offered for Public Competition have seldom, if ever, in this Part of the Country, been exposed for Sale under similar advantageous Auspices; and intending Buyers are particularly requested to Bear in Mind, that by the Will of the late Owner, the Trustees are expressly forbidden to dispose of any Part thereof by Private Treaty, and consequently no Sale whatever can take Place otherwise than by Public Auction.
The Property may be viewed on Application at the several Premises
Conditions will be produced at the Time and Place of Sale; and all further Information may be obtained of Mr. J.S.PATTERSON, the Old Brewery Office, Whitehaven, of Mr. HENRY FALCON, Solicitor, 4, Elm Court, Temple, London; or at the offices of Mr. WILLIAM LUMB, Solicitor, Whitehaven
ALL THAT VERY ELIGIBLE AND OLD ESTABLISHED
Situate at PARTON, within Two Miles of Whitehaven, called
"THE PARTON BREWERY",
Together with the BREWER'S HOUSE, and GARDEN in Front, and THREE COTTAGE DWELLING HOUSES, WORKSHOP, STORE ROOMS, STABLE, HAYLOFT, BYER, OFFICES, and other OUT-BUILDINGS. The Brewery contains in Front to the Street at Parton Sixty-three Feet, and extends from thence Backwards One Hundred and Three Feet, and behind is a PLOT of GROUND, forming Part of the Brows, containing One Acre and Twenty Perches, or thereabouts. The Conveniencies attached thereto are capable of Brewing Fourteen Barrels, and comprise Boiler, Vats, Coolers, &c., with a good Supply of Water from the immediate Neighbourhood.
The Business here has been carried on for Ninety Years, and continued since the Death of Mr. Harrison, and is now in full Operation.
Attached to this Property is a FRONT PEW in the North gallery of Moresby Church.
The BREWING UTENSILS, &c., may be taken at a Valuation.