Skip to main content

Monument record MDR7317 - Gas works (site of), Castle Lane, Melbourne

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1882 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

There is a gas works situated at this location on the 1st edition 25" OS map of c. 1880. The works expand by the 2nd edition 25" OS map of c. 1900. The works are named as Melbourne Gas & Coke Company on the 3rd edition 25" OS map of the early 20th century. (1-3) The works are labelled as a 'Gasholder Station' on the 1:10000 OS map of 1982. (4) Looking at Google Maps Street View, most of the buildings at this site appear modern. It is not known if there are any remains of the gas works. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <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> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Map: OS. 1982. OS 1:10000 1982. 1:10000.
  • <5> Index: RCHME. 1995. New National Forest Survey: 922892. 922892. pp. 961-2.
  • <6> *Internet Web Site: Google Maps. Website viewed 12/05/2014.



Grid reference Centred SK 3890 2537 (56m by 72m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (0)

Record last edited

Nov 6 2017 11:01AM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.