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CITY OF LONDON GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/NTG-1
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: CITY OF LONDON GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY
Date(s): 1705-1881
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 28.5 linear metres (extent of whole collection, not this subfonds).
Name of creator(s): City of London Gas Light and Coke Company

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The City of London Gas Light and Coke Company was founded in 1817, with offices at Salisbury Square, off Fleet Street. The company had Gas Works at Dorset Street, Blackfriars; Fetter Lane, Aldgate and Whitechapel. It was taken over by the Chartered Gas Light and Coke Company in 1870.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the City of London Gas Light and Coke Company, 1705-1881, comprising deeds of title and co-partnerships and letters, relating to premises in Water Lane, Pigs Quay Wharf and other premises between Tudor Street and Water Street; and deeds relating to premises between Whitefriars Dock, Victoria Embankment and Tudor Street, near to Dorset Street.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Arranged as follows: Deeds of title: B/NTG/1-53; Deeds relating to Dorset Street: B/NTG/54-56.

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:

Some material is held at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, reference L 46.92 Ms 11350. See also B/GLCC: Chartered Gas Light and Coke Company, which took over the City of London 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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