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CROMPTON'S ARC WORKS

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CROMPTON'S ARC WORKS

List entry Number: 1141289

Location

CROMPTON'S ARC WORKS, ANCHOR STREET

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

County: Essex

District: Chelmsford

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Jun-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 352610

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List entry Description

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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

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National Grid Reference: TL 70560 06154

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