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NORTH THAMES GAS PREDECESSORS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/NTG
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: NORTH THAMES GAS PREDECESSORS
Date(s): 1391-1948
Level of description: Collection
View subfonds/series records
Extent: 28.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): North Thames Gas Board | 1949-1973

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The North Thames Gas Board (1949-1973) was one of 12 Area Boards formed when the gas industry was nationalised in 1949, following the passing of the 1948 Gas Bill. It supplied an area of 1,059 square miles stretching from Bracknell, Marlow and High Wycombe to the south east coast of Essex.

When formed it was made up of a merger of 12 statutory gas undertakings:
Ascot and District Gas and Electricity Company,
Chertsey Gas Consumers Company;
Commercial Gas Company;
(Chartered) Gas Light and Coke Company;
Hornsey Gas Company;
Lea Bridge District Gas Company;
North Middlesex Gas Company;
Romford Gas Company;
Slough Gas and Coke Company;
Southend Corporation (Shoeburyness);
Uxbridge Gas Consumers Company and
Windsor Royal Gas Light Company.

The North Thames Gas Board was dissolved in 1973 when it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Administrative records of predecessors of the North Thames Gas Board, 1695-1948, including:
* City of London Gas Light and Coke Company
* Equitable Gas Light Company
* Great Central Gas Consumers Company
* Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company
* Independent Gas Light and Coke Company
* London Gas Light Company
* North Woolwich Undertaking
* Western (Cannel) Gas Light Company
* Chartered Gas Light and Coke Company
* Ratcliff Gas Light and Coke Company

Please see the sub-fonds entry for each company for more information.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

As far as possible the records have been arranged under the companies which created them. In cases where deeds relate to a gasworks after it had been acquired by a major company, such as the Gas Light and Coke Company, they have nevertheless been kept with the earlier documents concerning the purchase and development of the site by the original company, e.g., Fulham gasworks records are grouped under the Imperial G.L.C. Company; Nine Elms gasworks records are grouped under the London G.L.C.

Kensal Green under the Western G.L.C.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

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 multiple accessions in 1957 and 1958.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For further records relating to the North Thames Gas Company predecessors, see references ACC/0638 and ACC/0880. See also:
B/CGC: Commercial Gas Light and Coke Company;
B/EGLC: Equitable Gas Light and Coke Company;
B/GLCC and LMA/4438: Chartered Gas Light and Coke Company;
B/IMP/GLC: Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company;
B/IND/GLCC and O/487: Independent Gas Light and Coke Company;
B/LGLC: London Gas Light and Coke Company;
B/PHG: Phoenix Gas Light and Coke Company;
B/RGLC: Ratcliff Gas Light and Coke Company;
B/SLONG: South London Gas Light and Coke Company;
B/SMETG: South Metropolitan Gas Light and Coke Company;
B/WEQG: Woolwich Equitable Gas Light and Coke Company;
B/WPG: Wandsworth and Putney Gas Light and Coke Company


Publication note:

For further information about gas companies and works see: E.G.Stewart, "Historical Index of Gasworks past and present in the area now served by the North Thames Gas Board, 1806-1957" (1957) and "Supplement to the Historical Index of Gasworks" (1970); LMA Library reference 24.41 NTGB; and Stirling Everard, "The History of the Gas Light and Coke Company" (1949), LMA Library reference 24.41 EVE. Other works relating to the history of gas supply can also be found at reference 24.4.

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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