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3615


Sunderland


Houghton-le-Spring, Gas Works


Houghton-le-Spring


NZ35SW


Industrial


Coal Gas Structure


Gas Works


Early Modern


C19


Documentary Evidence


Gas Works, possibly associated with the adjacent Houghton Colliery, (HER 3166). The gas works were established by a private company in 1833. In 1856 it produced 15000 cubic feet of gas a day supplying 36 public lamps at £2 each per annum and supplying the colliery, churches, chapels etc in town at 4s 6d per 1000 cublic feet. E.D. Welford was the treasurer and managing director in 1856 along with Thomas Hewitson, secretary.


3387


5027


NZ33875027



<< HER 3615 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 13; Whellan, W, 1856, History, Topography, and Directory of the County Palatine of Durham

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