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SOUTH LONDON GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/SLONG

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: SOUTH LONDON GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY

Date(s): 1823-1824

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 0.05 linear metres

Name of creator(s): South London Gas Light and Coke Company

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

The South London Gas Light and Coke Company was founded in 1814 to serve Southwark, places in the East Half Hundred of Brixton, and Southwark Bridge. Incorporated by Act of Parliament, 1 and 2 Geo IV, cLI, 1821. Works etc. transferred to Phoenix Gas Light and Coke Company, 1824 becoming the United South London and Phoenix Gas Companies. In 1823 the South London approached the Court of the Chartered Company with a view to taking over their area south of the Thames. Agreement was reached in 1825 that the Phoenix should pay 5,000 for the mains and right to supply with the proviso that the Chartered could re-enter Surrey and buy back the mains at any time. Phoenix merged with the South Metropolitan Gas Light and Coke Company in 1880.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

Signed minutes of the Committee of Management of the South London Gas Light and Coke Company, 1823-1824.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

One volume

Conditions governing access:

Not available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Physical characteristics:

Unfit for consultation

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1977.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material:

B/PHG: Phoenix Gas Light and Coke Company

DESCRIPTION NOTES Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: July to October 2009


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Corporate minutes | Business records | Documents | Information sources
Gas companies | Utilities | Service industries
Gas supply | Energy supply | Energy policy
Gas utilities | Gas industry | Power industry | Industry
Gasworks | Industrial facilities | Facilities
Company archives

Personal names

Corporate names
South London Gas Light and Coke Company
United South London and Phoenix Gas Companies

Places