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Crompton's Arc Works

A Grade II Listed Building in Chelmsford, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7282 / 51°43'41"N

Longitude: 0.4683 / 0°28'5"E

OS Eastings: 570560

OS Northings: 206154

OS Grid: TL705061

Mapcode National: GBR PKJ.R5M

Mapcode Global: VHJK2.2TDK

Entry Name: Crompton's Arc Works

Listing Date: 3 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141289

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352610

Location: Chelmsford, Essex, CM2

County: Essex

District: Chelmsford

Town: Chelmsford

Electoral Ward/Division: Moulsham and Central

Built-Up Area: Chelmsford

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Moulsham St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

1.

TL 7006 SE ANCHOR STREET

5/230
Crompton's Arc Works
II
2.
Former generating plant, now warehouse. Late C19 for R E B Crompton. Brick with
terracotta walls with slate and glass roof. The works fronts Anchor Street and
comprises 3 bays of office accommodation on two storeys and 6 bays of factory
accommodation with full height segmental openings. Pediments to the office bays
and the factory entrance opening. Two later doors have been broken through. The
works were established in 1878 to supply electricity to the town, and in 1901
Chelmsford had the first public street lights to be installed in Britain with
power supplied from here. Listed for its association with Crompton, his pioneering
work in electricity and particularly for its aasociation with street lighting.


Listing NGR: TL7056006154

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