Offley Works is an important part of Lambeth’s industrial heritage as it was the main factory for JA Sharwood & Co Ltd - a business that thrived locally and continued to thrive first with Rank Hovis McDougall and then Premier Foods. It remains a well known and loved brand to this day. It can be said that the term ‘chutney’ was introduced to the country by products from this site.
Offley Works is a group of buildings between Clapham Road and Offley Road on a previously undeveloped site of approximately one acre. Most of the buildings date from about 1899 when they were purpose built for James Allen Sharwood founder of JA Shawood & Co Ltd - manufacturers, importers and exporters of food products.
Information thanks to The Oval Partnership