Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Richmond Gas Co

From Graces Guide

Richmond was originally supplied by the Brentford Gas Co

Dissatisfaction with the supply prompted the formation of a local company in 1847

1848 Works were built on the Lower Richmond Road.

1851 the works were leased to Mr Spicer, the Manager, who then supplied the Company with gas.

1853 the company was dissolved and Richmond Gas Co. Ltd was formed, this was a non statutory company.

1867 the Richmond Gas Act conferred statutory powers on the company

1925 Amalgamated with the Brentford Gas Company

1926 Gas Light and Coke Co acquired the Brentford and its subsidiaries.

1933 The Richmond manufacturing works was closed down but the site remained as a holder station.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] National Archives