Catalogue description James Deuchar Ltd, brewers, Monkwearmouth

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Details of DS.JD
Reference: DS.JD
Title: James Deuchar Ltd, brewers, Monkwearmouth

Company records

Date: c.1890s-1959
Held by: Tyne and Wear Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

James Deuchar Ltd, 1894 - 1959, Monkwearmouth, brewers

Physical description: 12 SERIES
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accessions 1403 (part), 1449, 1463 (part), 2336 (part), 2550 (part)

  • Industry
Administrative / biographical background:

In 1887 James Deuchar started brewing at the Monkwearmouth Brewery, Sunderland, which had belonged to W H Allison & Co. The firm became a limited company in 1894.


By 1900 it had bought the Lochside Brewery of William Ross & Co, Montrose and the aerated water plant of Robert Emmerson in Scotswood Road, Newcastle. Brewing was concentrated in Montrose and the Monkwearmouth brewery was used for storage and bottling.


In 1957 brewing ceased in Montrose and was moved to the old Robert Deuchar brewery in Duddingston.


James Deuchar Ltd was taken over by Newcastle Breweries in 1959 and dissolved.

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