History of Godsell and Sons Ltd. at Stroud in the county of Gloucestershire. Research is augmented with photographs, beer labels, pump clips, stories of local folklore, newspaper articles and a genealogy connections section for those studying their family history.


Godsell and Sons Ltd.
Godsell and Sons Ltd.

Some History on this Brewery
Located in Stroud, this brewery can be traced back to the mid-19th century when the Marling family leased Salmon's Mill to the brewer and maltster Thomas Godsell.

The mill was recorded in the mid-15th century and part of the buildings remain today. When the site was devoted the production of beer, it became known as the Salmon Springs Brewery.

Thomas Godsell's sons joined the firm in the mid-1870's. The business prospered and enjoyed considerable expansion.

The Stroud Brewery took over the enterprise in 1928. Six years later new owners demolished the brewery and mill. The company erected a bottling plant and used part of the site as stores. Some malting was conducted on the site up until the 1960's but this was stopped by Whitbread's when they acquired the Stroud Brewery.

Featuring the Godsell trade mark in stone, the maltings have survived and now serve other industrial uses.
© Copyright. Posted on 16th January 2012
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Brewery Plant

Genealogy Connections
If you have a genealogy story or query regarding this brewery you can contact me and I will post it here in addition to including your message within the website pages for Gloucestershire Genealogy.

Lane Kirkland
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