Monument record 0058310000 - SW of Gas House Cottage

Summary

Late nineteenth century estate gasworks to Ascott House, later converted to an electricity generating plant and now used as a sawmill.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (4)

  • GAS WORKS (19th Century to Modern - 1800 AD to 1999 AD)
  • POWER HOUSE (19th Century to Modern - 1800 AD to 1999 AD)
  • SAW MILL (20th Century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) STEAM TURBINE POWER STATION (19th Century to Modern - 1800 AD to 1999 AD)

Description

Archaeological survey of National Trust land in 1989 at Ascott records the surviving remains of the 19th and early 20th century estate gas and electricity generating works. The original gas house survives along with the base of one of the two gasometers shown on 1st edition OS maps. There are few surviving fittings from the gas works, which was superceded by a steam driven electricity generator. A large coke-fired boiler by Marshall & Sons Ltd of Gainsborough powered the generator. Adjoining workshops seem to have housed an engine with an overhead drive shaft to power machinery including the estate saw mill. See report for further information, sketch plan and photo (B6).
Ascott cited as a good example of a surviving late 19th century domestic generator house complex. Photo of gas holder tank and adjacent generator house (B10).

Sources (2)

  • <6>SBC8263 Unpublished document: W L Mathews. 1989. NATIONAL TRUST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY: ASCOTT. pp17-19, plate p26.
  • <10>SBC24450 Bibliographic reference: Marilyn Palmer, Michael Nevell & Mark Sissons. 2012. Industrial Archaeology: A Handbook. p295,p300, plate 9.3.

Location

Grid reference SP 89310 22807 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish WING, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Apr 28 2014 11:52AM

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