Catalogue description BRICK LANE WORKS

This record is held by National Gas Archive

Details of NT:GAL/BRL
Reference: NT:GAL/BRL

This collection contains drawings and a plan

Date: 1885 - 1939
Held by: National Gas Archive, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Brick Lane Works

Physical description: 2 Series
Administrative / biographical background:

Brick Lane was the third works of the GLCC, built by Clegg. Some of the original 16 gasholders were in wooden tanks, by 1833 ammonia plant had been added and by 1838 a proving plant for consumers meters. The first telescopic holder arrived in 1835 and the first brick retorts in 1844. In 1859 new offices were built on the Goswell Road side of the site and the name of the site changed from Brick Lane to Goswell Road. The works were rebuilt at the Goswell Road end of the site of the former works became a coal store. In 1871 the works were closed and site continued as a holder station until 1898. The offices became the distribution headquarters of the GLCC until 1939 when the staff were transferred to Westminster.

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