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English Heritage Reports

Circa 1834 the Copperhouse foundry built a small gasworks to light their foundry and the surrounding area.

In 1869 the Company became bankrupt and the Foundry closed, but the Receiver continued to supply gas. The gasworks was purchased by Hosken & Sons, Millers in 1875.

In 1889 the Copperhouse gasworks was closed and the supply taken over by the new works of the Hayle Gas Co.

Hayle Harbour Reports

A gas works was in operation on East Quay from 1888. The historical maps indicate that it was constructed in 2 phases with the western half shown on the 1908 1:2,500 map and both the western and eastern halves shown on the 1936 map. The gas holders were demolished by 1979 but the buildings remain

The area between Carnsew Road and the railway viaduct was used as a gas works from 1843 to 1888. Various buildings and a gas holder shown on the 1879 1:2,500 map. Various buildings still shown on the 1964 1:2,500 map but were apparently completely demolished by 1976.

[via http://www.hayle.net/harbour/Hayle%20Harbour%20Volume%204%20Annexes%2014-16.pdf]

 

Cornwall
Public Gasworks
Site Name OS Grid Ref NGR Gas Company details and dates Historic and Surviving Elements Dates
......
Hayle Copper House Gasworks, Copper Terrace, Hayle. 156894, 38043 SW557 376 Circa 1834 the Copperhouse foundry built a small gasworks to light their foundry and the surrounding area. In 1869 the Company became bankrupt and the Foundry closed, but the Receiver continued to supply gas. The gasworks was purchased by Hosken & Sons, Millers in 1875. In 1889 the Copperhouse gasworks was closed and the supply taken over by the new works of the Hayle Gas Co. Nothing visible survives.

1834-

1889

Hayle East Pier gasworks, East Quay, Hayle. 155728, 37612 SW557 376
In 1889 a site was conveyed to the newly-formed Hayle Gas Co. Ltd. by Harvey & Co. A railway siding bisected the land into two plots. In 1901 a small plot at the northwest corner of the works was leased to build a coal shed from Messrs Harvey for 60 years from 1893. on 30th June 1943 a small, separate third plot was acquired. On the land covered by the 4/18ths lease of the freehold, ending Michaelmas 1988. On this were built purifiers. Latterly there were four settings of six stop- enders. Gas production ceased 4th June 1953.
Most of the gasworks buildings remain. This includes stone and brick retort house

1889-

1953

(lease Michaelmas 1988)

 
Hayle Harvey’s foundry Gasworks, Carnsew Rd, Hayle.
155760, 37191 SW557 371
In 1830 a Gasworks was built to supply the Harvey & Company factory and foundry. In 1843 supply of gas extended to nearby streets. The gasworks were closed after the New Gas Company began operations in 1889. Vested in the South-Western Gas Board from the Hayle Gas Company, Ltd.
Nothing visible survives.

1830-

1889

 
 
Penzance Gasworks, Gas Court, off Market Jew Street. later site divided by Newtown Lane. Redruth.
147485, 30437 SW474 304
The Company was formed in 1830. The original plant was made by Harvey's, Hayle Foundry. In 1900 the works were reconstructed by Willey of Exeter. The company traded as the Penzance Gas Co. Ltd. Gas Production ceased in 1970, the site was retained as a gasholder station.
Nothing visible survives
 

 

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