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Amlwch Gas Works

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NPRN710085
Map ReferenceSH49SW
Grid ReferenceSH4429492930
Unitary (Local) AuthorityIsle of Anglesey
Old CountyAnglesey
CommunityAmlwch
Type Of SiteGAS WORKS
Period19th Century
Description
The gas company formed was formed in 1860, the gasworks were designed and erected by George Bower of St. Neots. By 1881 the gasworks belonged to Thomas Fanning Evans and was said to have been built for his family, he was still reported as the owner in 1901. H. Parry was Manager in 1881. In 1914 reformed as Amlwch Gas Company, was associated with W. A. Schultz with an office at 50, Cannon Street, E.C. The gasworks were acquired by the East Anglesey Gas Company, together with Beaumaris. In 1945 the Holyhead and North Wales Gas & Water Corporation was told that the Company might be purchased, but they did not act because of uncertainty over the Heyworth Report. In 1949 the annual gas production 15m cu.ft.. A 1950 plan held by the NGGA shows two gasholders, 1 single lift gasholder of 8000 cu.ft. and a 2nd gasholder with two lift and a capacity of 18,000 cu.ft.. In 1952 the “Gas World Year Book”, showed that Amlwch was manufacturing 17m cu.ft. of gas using horizontal retort plant. W. Calvert was the manager. The first North Wales Gas Grid was completed between 1955-57 which included the Anglesey, once connected production ceased. During conversion to natural gas in 1969-70 an LNG regasification plant was built at Amlwch to reinforce NG gas supply, which made conversion possible. The site was retained as a gasholder station and features on OS maps from 1888 to 1995.