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Bromley Gasworks

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ca.1879. Station Meter built for Bromley Gasworks by W. Parkinson and Co. Four of these were installed.

1870 The Imperial Gas Light and Coke Co developed gas works at Bromley on the east bank of the River Lea[1]; the coal supplies arrived by barge.

1873 Bromley works become operational.

1876 The company was taken over by Gas Light and Coke Co but this change did not affect the works.

1897 Carburetted Water Gas (CWG) plant was installed.

1916 A rail link was installed

From 1920 Several improvements were made to the works including automation of the CWG plant in 1930

1952 A new manufacturing plant was installed consisting of Glover-West Vertical Retorts.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Buildings of England, London 5: East. By Bridget Cherry, Charles O'Brien, Nikolaus Pevsner
  • [1] National Archives