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Whitburn Bents, gas works




Coal Gas Structure

Gas Works

Early Modern


Demolished Building

In the mid 19th century a gas works was built by Sir Hedworth Williamson, landowner at Whitburn, Roker and Monkwearmouth. The gas works provided gas lighting for his family house Whitburn Hall (HER 8470). In 1864 Whitburn Hall became the first house in the area to have gas lighting. The gas works were demolished around 1940.




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