Gas Holder, Gas Lane, Bristol

Gas Holder, Gas Lane, Bristol
Photograph taken September 1989 © Historic England Archive ref: BB92_25624

The Bristol Gas Light Company was established in 1816. When it was first introduced, gas was used primarily as a lighting source, both for streets and in the home. This did not change until after the 1919. As seen here, street names can be a useful indicator of past and present industries in an area.


Bristol Bristol


1980s (1980 - 1989)



gas power industry victorian (1837 - 1901)