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EASTERN GAS BOARD PREDECESSORS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1153
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: EASTERN GAS BOARD PREDECESSORS
Date(s): 1847-1959
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 10.45 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Tottenham and District Gas Company | 1928-1948
Tottenham and Edmonton Gaslight and Coke Company | 1847-1914
Tottenham District Light, Heat and Power Company | 1914-1928
Southgate and District Gas Company | 1858-1938

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Tottenham and District Gas Company was founded in 1847 as the Tottenham and Edmonton Gaslight and Coke Company. In 1914 it absorbed the Enfield Gas Company and became the Tottenham District Light, Heat and Power Company, and in 1928 it absorbed the Waltham and Cheshunt Gas Company, becoming the Tottenham and District Gas Company. Two years later the Ware Gas Company was absorbed, and in 1938 the Southgate and District Gas Company.

The Southgate and District Gas Company was formed in 1858 as the Southgate and Colney Hatch Gaslight and Coke Company. In 1866 it was re-incorporated as the Colney Hatch Gas Company, and in 1904 it became the Southgate and District Gas Company. It was finally taken over in 1938 by the Tottenham and District Gas Company.

In 1948 when the gas industry was nationalised the Tottenham and District Gas company came under the Eastern Area Gas Board which covered Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, the Isle of Ely, Norfolk, the Soke of Peterborough, Suffolk and parts of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Middlesex.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Tottenham and District Gas Company, 1847-1959, including register of shareholders and stockholders; minutes of shareholders' meetings; minutes of directors' meetings; out-letter book of board of directors; reports of the chief engineer and general manager to the directors, containing details of coal stocks, gas consumption, laying of mains, etc.

Reports of the managing director to the directors, incorporating those of both the chief engineer and the gas sales manager; reports of the secretary to the directors; files of printed Acts and Orders and correspondence; financial and accounting records; staff records and estimate and bill of costs for the extension of showrooms and offices at 639 High Road, Tottenham.

Records of the Southgate and District Gas Company, 1858-1938, including volume of Acts of Parliament relating to the Gas Companies; registers of shareholders; list of proprietors; registers of debenture stock and of debenture stockholders; register of transfers of stocks and shares; minutes of shareholders' meetings; minutes of directors' meetings; financial and accounting records.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Tottenham and District Gas Company: Acc/1153/I; Southgate and District Gas Company: Acc/1153/II.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1971

Allied Materials

Related material:

Further records of the Tottenham and District Gas Company can be found at ACC/1603. Records of the Eastern Gas Board can be found at the National Gas Archive, Warrington, reference EA.


Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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

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