The Imperial Gas Light & Coke Company was created in 1821 and initially supplied the suburbs of London north of the Thames. Early in its history the company built three gasworks: St Pancras (built 1822, dismantled 1907); Shoreditch (built 1823, dismantled post-1953); and Fulham (built 1824, and now undergoing redevelopment by St William).


Photograph of gasholder No. 2 in Fulham – the oldest surviving gasholder in the world.