Monument record MDR12472 - Gas Works (site of) and former manager's house, Drovers Way, Bullbridge

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A Gas Works is shown on the 1st ed. 25" OS map of c. 1880 at the corner of Bullbridge Hill and Drovers Way, with several buildings and a single gasometer being depicted. (1) By the end of the 19th century the site had extended eastwards, with the construction of a second, slighly larger, gasometer. (2) The Gas Works was owned by 'The Ambergate, Crich, Bull Bridge and Fritchley Gas Light and Coke Co.' Hamilton House (no 4 Bullbridge Hill) was probably the manager's house. It has large wooden entrance gates and a high brick wall on two sides (partly displaced and rebuilt to give a better sight-line up Bullbridge Hill). (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Raphael, F (Bullbridge and Sawmills Area Civic Society). 2009. An Appraisal of the Bullbridge and Sawmills Area.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SK 3585 5227 (62m by 76m)
Civil Parish RIPLEY, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE

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Record last edited

Jun 17 2019 2:32PM

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