SP2765 : Former gas holders - Warwick

taken 8 years ago, near to Warwick, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Former gas holders - Warwick
Former gas holders - Warwick
Former gas works building (1822) with two octagonal brick enclosures that held the gas holders. The side facing the street is rendered and cream coloured while the rear elevation is naked brickwork.

This is a unique survivor in the UK and reflects the mistaken view of the time that the brick enclosures would contain a gas explosion, while we now appreciate that an explosion would have distributed brick-shaped missiles over the surrounding neighbourhood.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 December, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Warwick 
Former (from Tags)
Gas Works  Town Gas Works 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2781 6530 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.1085N 1:35.6245W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2781 6529
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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