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Dereham | United Kingdom
The vast ´House of Industry´ at Gressenhall was built in 1775 to provide a home and work to the rural poor who were otherwise unable to obtain work. In 1834, it became known as the Mitford and Launditch Union Workhouse. Workhouses were a well-known feature of nineteenth century Britain immortalised ...
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Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Gressenhall
NR20 4DR Dereham, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Devizes | United Kingdom
The Kennet and Avon Canal, links Bath on the Bristol Avon with Newbury where it joins the River Kennet, which flows into the Thames at Reading. It has a total length of 92 km and is the most southerly of the cross-country canals in England. It was engineered by John Rennie, and opened throughout in ...
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Kennet and Avon Canal
Canal Centre
Couch Lane
SN10 1EB Devizes, United Kingdom

Didcot | United Kingdom
The Great Western Railway was the largest British railway company before the industry was re-organised by the government in 1923, with radial routes from London to Penzance and through Birmingham to Birkenhead, and to most places in between. Its first main lines were built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel ...
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Great Western Railway
Didcot Railway Centre
OX11 7NU Didcot, United Kingdom

Diss | United Kingdom
The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway is the only preserved railway operating in Suffolk and dates from the late Victorian period when an Act of Parliament encouraged the construction of light railways in rural areas away from the main lines.Now affectionately called "the Middy", the railway opened in 1904 ...
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Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
Brockford Station
IP14 5PW Diss, United Kingdom

Dodford | United Kingdom
The Chartist Movement in Britain in the 1830s and 40s was on the surface a working class agitation for political reform. Three widely-signed petitions were presented to parliament in 1839, 1842 and 1848 calling for universal male suffrage, the ballot, the payment of members of parliament, the ...
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Rosedene
Victoria Road
B61 9BU Dodford, United Kingdom

Dornoch | United Kingdom
The development in the late eighteenth century by Sir Richard Arkwright (1732-92) and others of factories in which textile yarns could be spun by machinery had repercussions in the remotest parts of the British Isles, as well as in continental Europe. Some entrepreneurs built factories in marginal ...
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Spinningdale Mill Ruins
Information: Dornoch Tourist Information Centre
The Square
IV25 3SD Dornoch, United Kingdom

Douglas | United Kingdom
The 26.4 km 914 mm gauge railway from Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man, through Castletown to Port Erin in the south of the island opened in 1874. It is the only section that remains of a much larger system. The line is still operated with some of its original locomotives and carriages. It has ...
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Isle of Man Steam Railway
Douglas Steam Railway Station
Banks Circus
IM1 5PT Douglas, United Kingdom

Downham Market | United Kingdom
Denver Sluice was designed originally in 1651 to bar tidal water from the low fen areas and to improve navigation. Denver lock is the main navigation structure linking the south Level River system to the tidal river and then to the middle level or the sea. The first sluice at Denver, constructed ...
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Denver Sluice
Denver
Downham Market, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Downham Market | United Kingdom
Denver Windmill is one of the finest examples of a working English tower mill. Once again Denver Windmill is milling wheat to produce flour in the traditional way using wind power only. The wind mill was built in 1835 and continued to grind corn using windpower for over one hundred years until 1941 ...
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Denver Windmill
Denver
PE38 0EG Downham Market, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Droylsden | United Kingdom
Fairfield is a Moravian community, 6 km east of the centre of Manchester, established from 1785, largely through the initiative of Rev Benjamin La Trobe (1728-86), father of the architect Benjamin La Trobe (1764-1820) who did some of the drawings for the buildings. Early buildings that remain, ...
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Fairfield Moravian Settlement
Fairfield
M11 4DA Manchester, United Kingdom

Duxford | United Kingdom
Six large halls, one more gigantic than the other: inside, hundreds of veteran aeroplanes, from biplanes via propeller-driven reconnaissance and combat aircraft to jets. During air shows, they can even take off and fly past in formation over the historic airfield. This is Duxford, a spectacular ...
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Imperial War Museum Duxford
CB22 4QR Duxford, United Kingdom

East Tilbury, Essex | United Kingdom
East Tilbury is one of the most important planned landscapes in the East of England. It was built by the Czech Tomas Bata to provide both work and housing in a garden village setting. The Bata Museum and Reminicence Centre is located at East Tilbury Library in the midst of the Bata Estate. Tomas ...
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Bata Factory and Estate
Bata Reminiscence & Resource Centre East Tilbury Library
Princess Avenue
RM18 8ST East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom

Ellesmere Port | United Kingdom
This unique, award winning museum is set in over 7 acres of historic canal port and is home to the world’s largest floating collection of inland waterway craft. Set in the old dock complex overlooking the Mersey Estuary, the museum allows you to discover the fascinating social and industrial history ...
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Ellesmere Port
South Pier Road
CH65 4FW Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom

Ely | United Kingdom
Tucked inside this tiny village, almost lost in the immense fenland landscape, is a fascinating industrial story. Prickwillow is a former diesel pumping station built to drain the fens. Man´s struggle to control this landscape took many generations and vast capital and human resources. Originally ...
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Prickwillow Engine Museum
The Museum of Fenland Drainage
Main Street Prickwillow
CB7 4UN Ely, United Kingdom

Fakenham | United Kingdom
At one time, every town and city in the United Kingdom had its own Gas Works producing Town Gas from coal. The process was originally developed by the inventive William Murdock. Murdock worked for Boulton and Watt in Cornwall supervising the installation of steam pumping engines in the mines. ...
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Fakenham Museum of Gas & Local History
Hempton Road
NR21 7LM Fakenham, United Kingdom

Falkirk | United Kingdom
The Falkirk Wheel is the most spectacular work of engineering so far constructed during the restoration of the inland waterways network in Britain which began in the 1960s. It connects two canals built in the Central Lowlands of Scotland during the Industrial Revolution period, the 56 km Forth & ...
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The Falkirk Wheel
Lime Road
FK1 4RS Falkirk, United Kingdom

Fareham | United Kingdom
Four Nelson is one of the ring of polygonal forts built on the landward side of the naval base at Portsmouth in the 1860s, when the British government under Lord Palmerston (1784-1865) feared an invasion from France. It was named after a nearby column erected in 1807 in honour of Horation, Lord ...
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Royal Armouries Museum
Fort Nelson
Portsdown Hill Road
PO17 6AN Fareham, United Kingdom

Forncett St Mary | United Kingdom
The museum of steam engines at Forncett St Mary in the heart of rural Norfolk was established by Dr Rowan Francis, an anaesthetist. It is open to the public two days a week through the year, and engines are steamed on the first Sunday of every month during the summer. The collections includes some ...
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Forncett Industrial Steam Museum
Low Road
NR16 1JT Forncett St Mary, United Kingdom

Fort Augustus | United Kingdom
The 96-km Caledonian Canal linking the east and west coasts of Scotland from Inverness to Corpach near Fort William, was built under the direction of William Jessop and Thomas Telford between 1804 and 1822. The waterway passes through four lochs, crosses 3 aqueducts and incorporates 29 lochs. Near ...
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Caledonian Canal
Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre
Ardchattan House
Fort Augustus, United Kingdom

Fraserburgh | United Kingdom
The development of lighthouses owed much to Scottish engineers, and particularly to the dynasty established by Robert Stevenson (1771-1850), who was engineer to the Northern Lighthouse Board for much of his working life, and designed 20 lighthouses, as well as building roads and bridges. He should ...
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The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
Kinnaird Head
Castle Terrace
AB43 9DU Fraserburgh, United Kingdom

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