SD8436 : Brierfield Gasometer

taken 5 years ago, near to Brierfield, Lancashire, Great Britain

Brierfield Gasometer
Brierfield Gasometer
This gasholder was once part of the Brierfield gas works, built during the second half of the nineteenth century built by Tunstill, the owner of Brierfield Mill. It was purchased by the Nelson Local Board in 1888 to meet the growing needs of the rapidly expanding town. The works have long been demolished, and the only remaining element is the tall Victorian gasholder with its ornate detailing.

The gas holder was constructed of cast iron and worked to produce an elegant design with slender components and ornately detailed finials. The strength provided by the material allows the gas holder to be of considerable height whilst retaining this slender form.

LinkExternal link Brierfield Conservation Area Appraisal - Pendle Borough Council
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Date Taken
Thursday, 19 March, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 March, 2015
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Industry 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 845 367 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.6232N 2:14.1540W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 846 368
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Other Tags
19th Century  Nineteenth Century  Victorian  Gas Holder  Gasometer  Cast Iron  Lattice  Gasworks  Industrial Heritage 

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