sleaford maltings | between a rock and a hard place

We pressed on through the Kiln Room and squeezed through a gap in the door to find ourselves in an extremely dark room. The floor appeared to be of timber and seemed unsafe so we didn’t venture further (which was wise as this part of the building had a basement).

This was the ground floor of the Garner. The finished malt would’ve been stored here, before being loaded onto a train bound for Burton-Upon-Trent. Some of the original wooden walls which separated the grain piles were still extant.

We’d now covered the whole ground floor of the building so moved west and into the lane between the two malting houses.

View north across the ground floor of the garner of block #9. © Simon Cornwell 2009