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Describe the key features of Burton on Trent's economy in the 1830's?

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1) Describe the key features of Burton on Trent's economy in the 1830's? There are many key features of Burton-Upon-Trent's economy in the 1830's. One of the reasons included brewing. Brewing was one of the main industries in the town. This can be proved by the use of the following map, Source M. Looking and using Source M, the majority of the buildings were brewery premises even though the town was considered small. The breweries were also located close to the river for transporting their produce. They were situated on three of the main streets. High Street, New Street and Horninglow Street, which showed the industry, was important. ...read more.


This shows that brewing was a key feature of Burton's economy. In source G, the brewing production figures of Bass show how important brewing was. As a key feature of Burton's economy in the 1830's, only 8480 barrels were produced per year. This increased to 33490 by 1840, which was a very large increase. The industry of brewing was developing rapidly in the 1830's. The number of breweries in Burton increased in the 1830's aswell. At the begging of the decade, in 1831, there were 9 breweries. This seemed a lot for a small town like Burton-Upon-Trent but 20 years later in 1851 the number of breweries in Burton shot up to an incredible 17! ...read more.


Another industry which happened in Burton at the time was the screw and nail trade. Messrs Wood and port, was in a very bad state employing just only 21 screw forgers. This lead to the eventual decline and collapse of the industry. Towards the very end of the decade, another industry was in a poor state. Hatters were a significant feature to Burton's economy in the 1830s. Of the 27 hatters still in Burton in 1841, most were over the age of 60 years meaning the industry was in a sheer decline. At the end of the decade in 1839, the railway came to Burton. In conclusion, this industry had a very little effect on Burton's economy and was to have a massive impact of brewing industry in the future. ...read more.

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