Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Croydon Gas Co

From Graces Guide

1904 An Act of Parliament authorised the Croydon Commercial Gas and Coke Co to change its name to the Croydon Gas Company.

By 1906 the works occupied about 31 acres. The offices and the main showroom were in Katherine Street, about one and a half miles from the works.

1929 the company acquired further premises in Purley Way which were converted into stove repair shops, meter stores, a testing station and a garage (the William Cash Workshops).

1935 A further gasholder station at Whyteleafe was added.

1931 The company took over the Oxted and Limpsfield Gas Co.

By 1936 the company supplied an area of 73 square miles.

1949 On nationalisation the undertaking became part of the East Surrey Division of South Eastern Gas Board.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] National Archives