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Modern reimagining of the industrial revolution

Gasholder behind Coal Drops Yard at Kings Cross, London, June 2019

 The old circular gasholders that we can still see at Kings Cross date back to the mid-nineteenth century. They have been renovated and converted to house apartments – the prices of which are in the range of £825,000 – £7,500,000 in case you were wondering. The arches in front were part of the Victorian storage area for incoming coal. The coal from South Yorkshire was dumped from trains, then sorted and repackaged for onward transport by horse and cart, and canal.


Copyright Debbie Smyth, 9 July 2019

Posted as part of July Squares

12 replies »

  1. Brilliant capture . . . I have lived in a gas works. However my house was the original gas holder master house and my garden was circular!


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