TQ1179 : Southall Gasometer from Purple Parking security compound

taken 9 years ago, near to Southall, Ealing, Great Britain

Southall Gasometer from Purple Parking security compound
Southall Gasometer from Purple Parking security compound
This is the largest of three gas holders on the site.
It is a ridged, waterless holder, 90m high. It was erected in 1930.

The other holders on the site are telescopic - the western holder rises to 65m
while the middle holder rises to 35m.

The gas works began in 1866 when the Brentford Gas Company purchased 18 acres of the site
to construct a gas works. First producing gas in 1869.
During its construction palaeolithic axes and mammoth bones were discovered.

The gas works closed in 1973 when the site became a depot for the storage of natural gas.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 February, 2009
Category
Gas holder or Gasometer   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 11927 79685 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3015N 0:23.3238W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 11668 79620
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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