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Record details

BCC record ID:0511100000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Site of nineteenth century gasworks at Winslow, demolished 1881.
Grid Reference:SP 76973 27842
Parish:

WINSLOW, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • (Former) GAS WORKS (Demolished 1881 19th Century - 1842 AD to 1860 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?No

Full description

Winslow gasworks shown on 1st Edition 25-inch OS map. Demolished before 1900 when 2nd edition 25-inch map of 1898-1900 shows site occupied by a terrace of houses (B1).
Winslow Gas Co established in the High Street in 1842 (B2).
Winslow streets were lit by gas from 1843 when a small gasworks was built on the High Street (B3).
THE GASWORKS ARE IN THE HIGH ST & WERE ERECTED IN 1842 (B4 (1862)).
Old gasworks removed to near the railway station 1860 [see CAS 9447] (Manuscript note adds; old gasworks pulled down March 1881) (B5).

Sources and further reading

<1>Verbal communication: Julia Wise. 2006. Wise J (BCC) from historic 1:500, 25-inch and 6-inch Ordnance Survey maps.
<2>Bibliographic reference: Robert Cook. 1989. The Book Of Winslow. p49 caption to upper plate
<3>Bibliographic reference: Terry Foley and Julian Hunt. 1997. Winslow. p80 caption to lower plate
<4>Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN P793.
<5>Bibliographic reference: N A Saving. 1973. GLIMPSES OF PAST DAYS. pp67-68

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

Related monuments: none

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council