Upper Ganicox Lower Gannicox Dirleton House Far Hill Hill Paul Wallbridge House/Wallbridge Mill Lodgemore Mill Stroud Brewery/Stroud & Swindon Building Society Canal Company Agent's House Fromehall Mills Gas Works
What: Historic building
Where: Next to Wicliffe Industrial Centre on Chestnut Lane
Then: Gas came to light the streets of Stroud in 1833. Known in 1858 as the Stroud Gas Light & Coke Co.
Now: The site is occupied by Ready Mixed Concrete

Gas came to Stroud in 1833, when Thomas and Samuel Marling and John Ferrabee got together with a Leeds gas engineer, William Stears, to make gas on a site near Fromehall Mill. The company was given a contract to light the streets of Stroud in the same year and also laid on supplies to mills and shops in the parish.

In 1858, it was incorporated as the Stroud Gas Light & Coke Co. and in 1864, it was authorised to enlarge its works and extend its area of supply. In 1936, the company bought the Brimscombe & Chalford Gas Co. (formed in 1822).

In 1863, land adjacent to the gas works was developed as a sewage works by the Local Board of Health.

Wicliffe Motor Co closed in 2007

From January 2016, this website is managed by Stroud Local History Society