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A sugar-baker was the owner of a sugar house, a factory for the refining of raw sugar from the Barbados. Sugar refining would normally be combined with sugar trading, which was a lucrative business. The architectural historian Kerry Downes gives an example of one sugar baker's house in Liverpool being estimated to bring in £40,000 a year in trade from the Barbados.

Sources and external links[edit]

  • Kerry Downes. Sir John Vanbrugh:A Biography (London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1987)
  • "Industries: Introduction"A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 2: General; Ashford, East Bedfont with Hatton, Feltham, Hampton with Hampton Wick, Hanworth, Laleham, Littleton (1911), pp 121–32. (Date accessed: 31 March 2006)
  • "Sugar Refiners & Sugarbakers"A database of some of those involved in the sugar refining industry, mainly in the UK, 16th to 20th century. (Date accessed: 6 September 2008)