- Memorandum and articles of association, 1955;
- Financial records, 1946–1960;
- Production records, 1952–1953;
- Sales records, 1956;
- Licensed premises records, 1944;
- Property records, c1788–1875;
- Promotional material, 1938–1939;
- Photographs, undated.
Records of James Deuchar Ltd, brewers, Sunderland, England
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
James Deuchar acquired the Ridley Arms Brewery , Pilgrim Street, Newcastle–upon–Tyne , in 1880 and the Monkwearmouth Brewery in Sunderland in 1890 . James Deuchar Ltd was registered in July 1894 as a limited liability company to acquire the business. The Ridley Arms Brewery was closed in 1895 . In 1898 the company was liquidated and a new company with the same name was reconstructed and registered in August to acquire the assets of the old. The company acquired William Ross & Co , Lochside Brewery, North East Road, Montrose , in 1926 . The Monkwearmouth Brewery ceased to brew in 1936 and was converted into a mineral water factory. Newcastle Breweries Ltd acquired the company along with 125 licensed houses and hotels, in 1956 . The Lochside Brewery ceased to brew in the same year, and it was sold to Macnab Distilleries Ltd and converted to a whisky distillery. Distilling ceased in 1992 and the building was demolished in 2005 .
The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.
Conditions Governing Access
Scottish & Newcastle plc and Lochside Distillery.
Other Finding Aids
File level list available in searchroom.
Alternative Form Available
No known copies
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
None which affect the use of this material
Conditions Governing Use
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures.
The collection was previously stored with the rest of the Scottish Brewing Archive at Heriot–Watt University. It moved to the University of Glasgow in 1991. Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.
Location of Originals
This material is original
Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds), The Brewing Industry. A Guide to Historical Records , (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990); Craig, Charles, The Scotch Whisky Industry Record ((Index Publishing, Dumbarton, 1994).
No known publications using this material.
Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names
Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.
Collection catalogued by Natalie Milne, Archives Assistant (Hub), 29 October 2001. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 14 March 2012. Catalogue edited by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 13 March 2002.