Waterworks c.1855 (Illustrated London News)
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Hampton Waterworks

1852 - First Metropolis Water Act passed which forbids the taking of water by the water companies from the tidal Thames and this leads to the establishment of what was to become Hampton Waterworks

1855 - By 1855 the Southwark and Vauxhall, the Grand Junction and the West Middlesex Water Companies have all established works at Hampton and these are now collectively known as Hampton Waterworks

1902 - The Metropolis Water Act 1902 places the original water companies and Hampton Waterworks in the hands of the Metropolitan Water Board (established 1903)

1915 - The Metropolitan Water Board Light Railway, with a two foot guage, is constucted to connect the coal wharf and pumping stations in Hampton Waterworks and the Kempton Park pumping station

1973 - Thames Water Authority takes over from the Metropolitan Water Board and Hampton waterworks becomes part of Thames Water which is later privatised


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Hampton and Teddington timeline

Sources for this page   Sheaf Howe, 80

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