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Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford Gas Co

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1863 The Chigwell and Woodford Bridge Gas Company was formed

1873 the company changed its name as a result of the Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford Gas Act of 1873.

The company works were situated at Chigwell High Road, Woodford Bridge.

The Chigwell company was also provided with a bulk supply of gas by the West Ham Gas Co.

1912 After the Gas Light and Coke Co. had taken over the West Ham undertaking it also took over the Chigwell undertaking on the 1 Jan 1912.

The manufacturing works was closed down in 1912 with supply being provided from Beckton Gasworks, however the Chigwell site continued in use as a holder station.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] National Archives