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Gas Column

In 1819 a gas company was founded in Northam. In 1820 William Chamberlayne MP presented the town with all the gas lighting columns it required.

In 1823 he was Chair of a group of shareholders who bought the gas company.

The town erected the Gas Column to thank him. It was at Town Quay until 1865 with a light on top to guide ships. It is currently in Houndwell Park.

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