Tyne and Wear HER(3615): Houghton-le-Spring, Gas Works - Details
Houghton-le-Spring, Gas Works
Coal Gas Structure
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.
<< 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