Monument record 1067016000 - Mentmore estate gasworks


Site of mid-nineteenth century estate gas works, built in 1856

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (2)

  • GAS WORKS (Constructed 1856, 19th Century to Modern - 1800 AD to 1945 AD)
  • GAS HOLDER (Constructed 1856, 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)


The gas works was constructed north of the Mansion in 1856 (B19).
Gasometer present on the 1880 to 1925 OS maps indicating a private gasworks to Mentmore house, which was built in 1852-4 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild. Like other members of the Rothchild Family he installed a gasworks to light his house. The gasworks buildings survive as residential or potentially office buildings. Record of the gasworks also survive (B20).

Sources (2)

  • <19>SBC23698 Unpublished document: Aylesbury Vale District Council. 2019. Mentmore Conservation Area Review.
  • <20>SBC25438 Bibliographic reference: Professor Russell Thomas. 2020. The Manufactured Gas Industry: Volume 3 Gazetteer. p34.


Grid reference Centred SP 90230 19950 (100m by 94m) Northwest boundary not clear from historic OS mapping
Civil Parish MENTMORE, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Oct 27 2021 12:59PM

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