The Gasworks Sudbury

The Gasworks Sudbury was built around 1874. Designed by George Devey, an architect known for his work on English country houses, it produced gas for Sudbury Hall and many houses in the village.

The Gasworks was dismantled in the 1930s and quickly fell into disrepair. Local volunteers formed Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust in 2014 to save the building. The project was awarded £1.59m grant funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2019.

The Derbyshire Grade II listed building, once named a Building at Risk by Derbyshire Historic Building Trust, is now restored. The building includes a drop-in heritage area for visitors and can be hired for events of up to 120 people.

Find out more

Visit our Heritage drop in space to learn more about the Gasworks. Open to the public from September, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-3pm, unless the building is closed for a private hire. Please check the home page of the website to see if the building is closed prior to your visit to avoid disappointment.

Learn more about the volunteers behind Sudbury Gasworks, the local area and how the building produced gas by clicking the links below.