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Equitable Gas Co

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of Throgmorton Street, London

1830 The Equitable Gas Light Company was formed

Built Gas works at Pimlico, on the Chelsea embankment. They produced and distributed both coal (sic) and cannel gas. The company supplied Belgravia and areas of the Strand, Fleet Street and Blackfriars.

1830 The company advertised for tenders for the supply of cast iron pipe, etc[1].

1842 Company incorporated.

1862 Gasworks in Pimlico[2]

c.1865 The company tried to extend its works at Westminster but was rejected by Parliament[3]

1871 After the passing of the City Gas Act, the Gas Light and Coke Co amalgamated with the Equitable Gas Light Co[4]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jun 14, 1830
  2. The Engineer 1862/03/21
  3. The Engineer 1870/02/04
  4. The Times, Apr 29, 1873
  • [1] National Archives