Old Kent Road Gas Works

Images: Alexander Christie


Built in 1879-1881 by the engineer George Livesey and contractors Ashmore & While for the South Metropolitan Gas Company. The tank was constructed by Dowcra & Sons. Repaired by Clayton & Son Ltd in 1942 following war damage. It was the worlds largest gas holder when built and was pioneering in its construction. The gas holder was grade two listed in 2017.

Find a historical image of the gasworks here.

Find out more about the history of the gas towers at Historic England here.

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