SD8436 : Gasometer Detail

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

Gasometer Detail
Gasometer Detail
The gas holder 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 gas holder 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.

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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 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 845 367 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.6124N 2:14.1721W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 845 367
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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19th Century  Victorian  Nineteenth Century  Gas Holder  Cast Iron  Gasometer  Lattice  Gasworks  Industrial Heritage 

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