Fakenham gas works, Hempton Road, Fakenham - North Norfolk

The gas works produced town gas from 1825 until 1965 and is now the only remaining town gas works of its kind in England. Acquired by a charity in 1983 and repaired, it was opened as a museum in 1989. Damp and ground movement are causing structural weakness to key industrial buildings and machinery. Corrosion of metalwork and metal components. Issues surrounding the condition and structural integrity of retort housing and adjacent chimney. Condition survey undertaken in January 2016 to inform future programme of repairs and consolidation. Historic England are liaising with the Trustees.

Fakenham gas works, Hempton Road, Fakenham - North Norfolk
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Fakenham gasworks
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1003908
    Local Planning Authority:
    North Norfolk
    Site Type:
    Commercial > Shop

Location

    Building Name:
    Fakenham gas works
    Street Name:
    Hempton Road
    County:
    Norfolk
    District / Borough:
    North Norfolk
    Parish:
    Fakenham
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Broadland
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Occupied/in use
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    B
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, part in CA