CROMPTON'S ARC WORKS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1141289

Date first listed: 03-Jun-1986

Statutory Address: CROMPTON'S ARC WORKS, ANCHOR STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CROMPTON'S ARC WORKS, ANCHOR STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Essex

District: Chelmsford (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: TL 70560 06154

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History

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Details

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TL 7006 SE ANCHOR STREET

5/230 Crompton's Arc Works II 2. Former generating plant, now warehouse. Late C19 for R E B Crompton. Brick with terracotta walls with slate and glass roof. The works fronts Anchor Street and comprises 3 bays of office accommodation on two storeys and 6 bays of factory accommodation with full height segmental openings. Pediments to the office bays and the factory entrance opening. Two later doors have been broken through. The works were established in 1878 to supply electricity to the town, and in 1901 Chelmsford had the first public street lights to be installed in Britain with power supplied from here. Listed for its association with Crompton, his pioneering work in electricity and particularly for its aasociation with street lighting.

Listing NGR: TL7056006154

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 352610

Legacy System: LBS

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