Salford Gas Works :: Shared Description

Production of gas for public supply in Salford began in 1819 under Messrs. Appleby, Brain, Fisher and Clay. An 1830 Act of Parliament allowed the Commissioners of Salford to purchase the works in Clowes Street. By 1836 these works were replaced by a new gas works in Lamb Lane, later known as Bloom Street and, in 1844 a Charter of Incorporation was granted to the town and the gas works came under the control of the Salford Corporation.

Production expanded under the control of the Corporation's Gas Committee and new works were constructed in Salford at Regent Road in 1858, Liverpool Street in 1868, Albion Street in 1893 and West Egerton Street in 1912. The Liverpool Street works and the Regent Road works were connected by a footbridge and both lay alongside the London and North-Western Railway.

The main offices and meter department were based at Bloom Street (SJ8398 : Gas Board Offices (Arlington House)). The area of supply included Eccles, Swinton, Worsley, Walkden, Davyhulme, Irlam, Cadishead and Pendlebury although Salford Corporation sold their right to supply Davyhulme to the newly formed Stretford and District Gas Board in 1922.

On nationalisation in 1949, the Salford Corporation Gas Department became part of the Manchester Group of the NWGB (LinkExternal link National Archives).
by David Dixon
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SJ8198 : Liverpool Street Gasometers by David Dixon
SJ8198 : West Egerton Street by Gerald England
SJ8198 : Former Salford Gasworks Gasometers by David Dixon
SJ8198 : Liverpool Street by Gerald England
SJ8198 : Salford Gasworks - View along West Egerton Street by David Dixon
SJ8198 : Gasometer Detail, Liverpool Street Gasworks by David Dixon
SJ8198 : Salford Gasholders by David Dixon
SJ8198 : Gas Holders at New Windsor by Gerald England
SJ8198 : Salford Gasworks, Gasometer Detail by David Dixon
SJ8198 : Liverpool Street Gasometer by David Dixon

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Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2015, Updated: Mon, 30 Mar 2015

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