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Victorian architecture – enjoy while you can

Victorian gas holders on Regents Canal
Bethnal Green, London, November 2021

These two Victorian gas holders are scheduled to be converted to apartment blocks, despite many objections from locals and heritage groups. They are the only surviving in-situ gasholder guide frames on the Regent’s Canal, 

One of them was built in 1865, and is now the oldest surviving gas holder guide frame in the world. The other was built in 1888, and is one of the few surviving examples of a structure built by local firm Samuel Cutler & Sons of Millwall.



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 23 November 2021

Posted as part of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

19 replies »

  1. I have mixed reactions. It is good they are being reused for something needed but the sight of these has a romantic if not skewed vision of the past 🙂 🙂


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