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Newport | United Kingdom
Completed in 1906, this unique Grade 1 Listed structure is the essence of industrial development in Newport. Designed by the eminent French Bridge Engineer, Ferdinand Arnodin, this ‘Aerial Ferry’ was built to provide safe passage across the River Usk, with its great tidal range, and thus assist the ...

Newport Transporter Bridge
Stephenson Street
NP19 4 Newport, United Kingdom

Newtongrange | United Kingdom
What is the link between a certain Lady Victoria, black diamonds and a place called Newtongrange in Scotland? It’s simple? For Lady Victoria is the name of the old colliery in Newtongrange and when the locals talk about black diamonds they mean coal which was once mined in huge quantities before ...

National Mining Museum Scotland
Lady Victoria Colliery
EH22 4QN Newtongrange, United Kingdom

Newtown | United Kingdom
The shops of W H Smith & Son, selling newspapers, stationery and books, could be seen on most high streets of England and Wales during the twentieth century. The growth of the company was due principally to William Henry Smith (1825-91), grandson of the founder of a London news vending business, who ...

W H Smith Museum
24 High Street
SY16 2NP Newtown, United Kingdom

North Queensferry | United Kingdom
The balanced cantilever bridge that carries the main east coast railway line from Edinburgh to Aberdeen over the Firth of Forth, 14 km west of Edinburgh, was one of the first major structures to be built of mild steel. The North British Railway planned to replace its ferries with bridges across the ...

Forth Bridge
Forth Bridge Heritage Centre North Queensferry Station
KY11 1HP North Queensferry, United Kingdom

Northampton | United Kingdom
Northampton became the principal shoemaking centre in England in the 19th century, its population increasing from just over 26,000 in 1851 to more than 87,000 in 1901. Factory production began in the late 1850s, and many characteristic 3-storey factory buildings remain, adapted as apartments or put ...

Northampton Museum
4-6 Guildhall Road
NN1 1DP Northampton, United Kingdom

Northwich | United Kingdom
Located near Northwich in Cheshire, the Anderton Boat Lift is one of the greatest monuments to Britain´s last canal age and known as the "Cathedral of the Canals". Built in 1875 and silent for 20 years, now re-opened after a £7 million restoration, the world’s first and England´s only boat lift.  ...

Anderton Boat Lift
Lift Lane Anderton
CW9 6FW Northwich, United Kingdom

Northwich | United Kingdom
A visit to Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse begins on the ground floor with a short introductory film in ‘The Regalette’ mini-cinema. You then walk through the Special Exhibitions Gallery to two other galleries on the ground floor. Firstly, the Victorian Workhouse Schoolroom which explores school ...

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
162 London Road
CW9 8AB Northwich, United Kingdom

Norwich | United Kingdom
The great medieval city of Norwich offers such a wealth of heritage that it is easy to overlook the variety of industrial buildings from all periods and particularly the nineteenth century that lie within the city centre. The industrial economy of Norwich was built on the diverse mixture of ...

The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
Bridewell Alley
NR2 1AQ Norwich, United Kingdom

Nottingham | United Kingdom
The Elizabethan mansion Wollaton Hall was built in 1588 with money from early coal mining. The house is open to the public and contains a natural history museum. In the stables behind it is the Nottingham Industrial Museum. This was set up by a voluntary group in 1964 and opened in 1971. It has five ...

Nottingham Industrial Museum
The Courtyard, Wollaton Hall and Deer Park
NG8 2AE Nottingham, United Kingdom

Nottingham | United Kingdom
Papplewick is one of the most ornate of the ‘palaces of public health’ built in the second half of the 19th century that celebrated the supply of clean water and the creation of adequate draining systems in English cities. The pumping station supplied drinking water to Nottingham from 1884 until ...

Papplewick Pumping Station
Papplewick Engines Trust
Longdale Lane Ravenhead
NG15 9AJ Nottingham, United Kingdom

Oldham | United Kingdom
One of the best-preserved landscape of the domestic system of textile manufactures is in the extensive parish of Saddleworth, comprising the ancient townships of Delph, Diggle, Dobcross, Denshaw, Greenfield and Upper Mill, that historically was part of Yorkshire, and looked to Huddersfield as the ...

Saddleworth Museum
Upper Mill
High Street
OL3 6HS Oldham, United Kingdom

Orford | United Kingdom
Oford Ness is a remote, bleak shingle spit on the east coast of England north of the mouth of the River Deben and the ports of Harwich and Felixstowe. It is 16 km long from north to south, and is reckoned the best preserved vegetated shingle ridge in Europe. After eight decades of military use the ...

Orford Ness National Nature Reserve
IP12 3NV Orford, United Kingdom

Paignton | United Kingdom
The railway from Newton Abbot through Torquay and Paignton to Kingswear was fully opened in 1864, built to Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s broad gauge of 2.134m. It was then part of the South Devon Railway which was fully taken over by the Great Western Railway in 1876. With other lines in south-west ...

The Dartmouth Steam Railway
Queen’s Park Station
Torbay Road
TQ4 6AF Paignton, United Kingdom

Paisley was the principal centre of cotton spinning in Scotland, and was famous from the early nineteenth century for its distinctive shawls, and from the latter part of the century for the manufacture of thread.Clark & Co, of the Anchor Mills, which date from 1812 and J & P Coats, of the Ferguslie ...

Paisley People’s Archive | Threadmill Museum
Paisley People’s Archive
Studio 207 Embroidery Mill Abbey Mill Business Centre
PA1 1TJ Paisley, United Kingdom

Paisley | United Kingdom
Paisley Thread Mill Museum opened in 2009 and moved to Mile End Mill in 2016. It is run by volunteers. The town of Paisley was the most important place in Scotland for cotton spinning in the nineteenth century. It increasingly concentrated on making fine thread in many colours for sewing, using a ...

Paisley Thread Mill Museum
Mile End Mill, 12 Seedhill Road
PA1 1JS Paisley, United Kingdom

Pendeen | United Kingdom
The Levant Mine engine house, perched, apparently precariously, on a cliff above the Atlantic Ocean, houses the oldest working beam engine in Cornwall, a 24 inch (0.61 m) winding engine designed by Francis Mitchell, made by Harveys of Hayle, and installed in 1840. The mine extended to a considerable ...

Levant Mine & Beam Engine
TR19 7SX Pendeen, United Kingdom

Penzance | United Kingdom
It is as if the walls were echoing once more with the rough tones of miners. As if weary feet were stamping against the bare cement floor, accompanied by the screeching tones of the rising cage. Nowadays, not far from Penzance, the Atlantic flows through the disused galleries of the Geevor tin mine ...

Geevor Tin Mine World Heritage Site
TR19 7EW Pendeen, United Kingdom

Peterborough | United Kingdom
The Nene Valley Railway is an immensely impressive mixture of industrial landscape and steam nostalgia. British and European mainline steam and diesel locomotives run real services into the heart of Peterborough through seven and a half miles of a rural landscape. After a short walk, you can change ...

Nene Valley Railway
Wansford Station Stibbington
PE8 6LR Peterborough, United Kingdom

Peterlee | United Kingdom
The Durham Coastal Footpath extends 17 km from Crimdon in the south to Seaham in the north through an area of Magnesian Limestone with boulder clay above it. It passes through an area that is an outstanding example of regeneration following the impact of large-scale industry. Coal in this part of ...

Durham coastal footpath
Information: District of Easington Tourist Office East Durham Business Centre
Judson Road NW Industrial Estate
SR8 2QJ Peterlee, United Kingdom

Pickering | United Kingdom
The railway between Pickering and Grosmont in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park was originally part of the Whitby& Pickering Railway built with the advice of George Stephenson in 1835. In 1845 it became a double track steam railway as part of the York & North Midland Railway, and from 1854 was ...

North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Pickering Station
Park Street
YO18 7JA Pickering, United Kingdom