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GREAT CENTRAL GAS CONSUMERS COMPANY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/NTG-3
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: GREAT CENTRAL GAS CONSUMERS COMPANY
Date(s): 1846-1870
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 28.5 linear metres (extent of whole collection, not this subfonds).
Name of creator(s): Great Central Gas Consumers Company

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Great Central Gas Consumers Company was founded in 1849. Consumers Gas Companies were usually set up in consequence of dissatisfaction with the existing suppliers, in this case the City of London Gas Light and Coke Company and the Chartered Gas Light and Coke Company, which were both charging high amounts for their gas. According to the Act of Parliament which established the Company, it was obliged to sell gas at 4 shillings per 1000 cubic feet, and to take profits of 10 percent maximum. Any profit above 10 percent was to be put towards the reduction of prices. The Company had a gas works at Bow Common. In 1870 it was taken over by the Chartered Gas Light and Coke Company.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Great Central Gas Consumers Company, 1846-1870, including certificate of formal registration of the company; reports of the Company's Directors; bills of costs in various legal transactions and suits; correspondence agreements; contracts for lighting various parishes; deeds and plans for various premises.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Corporate Records: B/NTG/0403-0492;
Legal Records: B/NTG/0442-0505;
Property Records: B/NTG/0493-0497 and 0521-0545;
Production Records: B/NTG/0506-0520.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records 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:

See also LMA/4438: Chartered 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:
November 2009 to February 2010

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