Monument record BRD 072 - Gashouse Drove; Gasholder Station; Gas House

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Summary

Brandon gas works.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7887 8657 (67m by 78m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL78NE
Civil Parish BRANDON, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Brandon gas works.
1883: `Gas works have been erected by a local company and the town has, since the commencement of 1869, been lighted with gas' (S1). Two gas holding tanks, circa 40 feet (circa 12m) in diameter still in existence on 1976 and 1981 maps (S2)(S3), although three shown on 1959 map (S3), `gashouse' to N.
1997: No remains of gasholding tanks or 'gashouse' survive (above ground) on site (S4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): Kelly's directory of Suffolk, 1883, 819.
  • <S2> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 map, TL 7886-7986, 1976.
  • <S3> (No record type): OS, 1:10560 & 1:10000 maps, TL 78 NE, 1959 & 1981.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Site Report. SAU, Pendleton C, Site Visit, 1997.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Apr 24 1990 12:00AM

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