Job: Bromley-by-Bow Gasworks, Twelvetrees Crescent, West Ham, Newham, Greater London

19 Mar 2021
Bromley-by-Bow Gasworks, Twelvetrees Crescent, Bromley-by-Bow, Newham, Greater London Authority
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Photographer's note: 'The structures at Bromley-by-Bow form a group of seven cast iron Victorian gasholders, which is the largest group surviving in the world. They are a significant survival of industrial heritage in inner London. The gasholders were built between 1872 and 1878 to a design by the engineers Clark & Kirkham. The Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company was established in 1821 and initially focussed on London’s suburbs north of the Thames with gasworks at Shoreditch, St Pancras and Fulham by 1824. In 1870 to 1873, the company developed what was to be their largest gasworks on a 170 acre site on Bow Creek, off the River Lea in East London. The structures have Doric and Corinthian columns, decorative ironwork, and they follow classical architectural rules. There were originally 9 gasholders.'


This is part of the Volume: VF000430 Town Gas Works in England; within the Series: EHC01/305 Town Gas Works in England; within the Collection: EHC01 English Heritage(EH):Archive

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Photographer: Redgrave, Christopher: Historic England


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