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LONDON GAS LIGHT COMPANY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/NTG-6
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: LONDON GAS LIGHT COMPANY
Date(s): 1833-1883 (property records span 1740-1902)
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 28.5 linear metres (extent of whole collection, not this subfonds).
Name of creator(s): London Gas Light and Coke Company

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The London Gas Light and Coke Company Deed of Settlement was formed in 1832-1833. It was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1844 (7-8 Victoria cap. 95); 1849 (12-13 Victoria cap. 37) and 1852 (15-16 Victoria cap. 82). The Company had Gas Works at Nine Elms, Vauxhall. It was amalgamated with the (Chartered) Gas Light and Coke Company in 1883.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London Gas Light Company, including half yearly reports and accounts submitted by the Directors of the Company to the Shareholders; contracts for lighting parts of Chelsea, Saint Pancras and the Tothill Fields districts; agreements with various road authorities concerning the laying down of gas mains in South London; and papers relating to premises in Lambeth and Battersea.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Corporate records: B/NTG/1455-1483;
Production records: B/NTG/1484-1491;
Property records: B/NTG/1492-1795.

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:

For further records of the London Gas Light and Coke Company see B/LGLC. See also records of the London Gas Light Company, reference LMA/4438.


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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