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    Heritage Schools Case Study Belle Vue Showground of the world Heritage Schools Case Study Finding out about the solders of Cavendish Primary School Heritage Schools Case Study Ketley School s history the Industrial Revolution Heritage Schools Case Study Local Study and Women s Rights Heritage Schools Case Study Our Dagenham How was the area Heritage Schools Case Study Our Place Local Area Characterisation Heritage Schools Case Study Remembering Together Heritage

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    of the MOH Housing Medals Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Mr Anthony Rau Council Housing Churchill Gardens Pimlico Greater London Churchill Gardens was the most ambitious council housing scheme of the 1940s 1947 51 It was also the first built following an international competition The architects were Powell and Moya architects for Westminster City Council aged 24 and 25 The generous sized flats and carefully laid out grounds and services set new standards of council housing It was a model for the post war era of how to provide housing at the maximum allowed density of 200 persons per acre The estate was a mixed development of 32 blocks of flats maisonettes and terraced houses with a community centre day and nursery schools and shops This building is Coleridge House one of the first group of four tower blocks built in 1951 It had 72 flats Read official list description Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Mr Quiller Barrett LRPS 1 24 Ealing Village Greater London This is one of a group of five blocks of flats built in 1934 to house film stars making films at the famous Ealing Studios It demonstrates many features of 1930s architecture the green pantiles on the roof the symmetrical design the white painted exterior with decorative features picked out in contrasting colours The whole site was designed with large areas of open space and communal facilities such as a swimming pool It still has a rural feel despite being close to both the main railway line into Paddington station and the North Circular Road Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Mr Ken Clark LRPS Clatterfield Gardens Southend on Sea Southend on Sea Built in 1934 in International Modern style This house was intended as the centrepiece of a Modernist development however only one other house was ever built Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Mr John Warlow Clovelly Cross Filling Station Clovelly Torridge Devon Petrol filling station and station attendant s house Built in 1930 when cars were still a luxury item and owners would not have pumped their own petrol Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Mr D Godden Starlock Rother Rye East Sussex Designed in 1929 and built in 1930 for Colonel and Mrs Templar in International Modern style This was only the third building in this country built in the international modern style Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Cottages Rolvenden Kent A view showing the tiling of roofs on timber framed cottages Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Mr Robert Brabner ARPS 28 30 Bata Avenue Tilbury Essex These houses were designed and built in 1930 33 They are based on the International Modern style Unlike other Internal Modern houses they were built by local builders for local people not as one off homes for the rich Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Malcolm Shaw Midland Hotel Lancaster Lancashire This hotel built in 1932 3 is an excellent example of

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    This tower block was designed in 1963 by Erno Goldfinger for the London County Council It was built by the Greater London Council in 1965 7 in St Leonards Road It was built from reinforced concrete with timber cladding to the balconies and an asphalt flat roof It contained 136 one and two bedroomed flats and ten maisonettes arranged on 26 floors The homes are linked to a detached service tower by corridors at every third floor The tower contained lifts rubbish chutes laundry rooms and had a boiler and chimneys on the top This tower block is similar to Trellick Tower in Kensington and Chelsea They were the best designed tower blocks of many built in this period However by the 1970s the whole idea of housing families in tall tower blocks was being questioned Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr David Addison Source English Heritage NMR Longmoor Point Alton East Wandsworth Greater London Longmoor Point is one of 10 blocks of flats known as the Points They are part of the Alton East housing development built in 1951 52 and designed by the London County Council Architect s Department Housing Division They were based on a reinforced concrete frame put up on site and clad in grey brickwork to reflect local house styles They were the first public housing in Britain to have mechanically ventilated lavatories and bathrooms and the first high housing to be centrally heated The blocks each had different patterned tilework at the entrance so they could be told apart The rest of the development is a mixture of terraces of houses and maisonettes They were set informally on a hillside among plants from the gardens of the Victorian houses previously on the site Shops and a school were included in the development which was planned as a neighbourhood for 9 500 people Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr Anthony Rau Source English Heritage NMR Repton House Lillington Gardens Westminster Greater London This block of sixteen three bedroom flats two one bedroom flats and two bedsits is part of the Lillington Gardens Estate The estate was designed in 1961 by John Darbourne The design is based on the nearby Church of St James the Less with its striking Victorian red brick Phase 1 was built in 1964 8 by Darbourne and Geoffrey Darke for Westminster City Council Lillington was the first low rise high density public housing scheme to be built It proved that low rise flats with an interesting design could accommodate the same number of people per acre density as tower blocks It influenced the style of council housing from the mid 1960s until the early 1980s The scheme won many awards including a Ministry of Housing and Local Government award for good design in 1970 The scheme provided homes for around 2 000 people with a high proportion provided for older people There were also pubs shops doctors a community hall and a library Before the

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    May in 1861 to make safety matchs At one time it was the biggest factory in London In 1911 it employed more than 2 000 women and girls The London matchgirls strike of 1888 started there This led to the establishment of the first British trade union for women A blue plaque outside the entrance commemorates the role of Annie Besant in leading demands for better pay and conditions The factory finally closed in 1979 and the work was moved to Liverpool In 1988 the site was derelict and became one of east London s first urban renewal projects The factory building still stands today 2012 and is used as flats Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Aerofilms Collection St Pauls Cathedral City of London Greater London This view shows St Pauls and the surrounding area before World War Two It shows the amount of smoke that was in the atmosphere when coal was the main fuel The cathedral was built between 1675 and 1711 by Sir Christopher Wren to replace the previous cathedral which was destroyed during the Great Fire of London in 1666 Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Aerofilms Collection FA Cup Semi Final at Highbury Islington Greater London This is an aerial view of the 1929 FA Cup Semi Final It is at Highbury the home of Arsenal Football Club Portsmouth beat Aston Villa 1 0 to reach the final at Wembley where they went on to lose 2 0 to Bolton Wanderers This was the first of twelve occasions when Highbury was used as the neutral venue for FA Cup semi finals Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Aerofilms Collection R101 Airship Cardington Bedfordshire This is the R101 airship at Cardington in 1929 It was built in 1926 30 at the Royal Airship Works at Cardington It s final test flight was on the 1st October 1930 Three days later it left for Karachi in Pakistan However it crashed into a hillside near Beauvais north of Paris Tragically 48 of its 54 passengers were killed Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Aerofilms Collection Coventry Cathedral Coventry West Midlands These are the remains of the old Cathedral It was destroyed by incendiary bombs on 14 November 1940 Only its spire and outer walls survived It is seen here from the air in July 1949 It is surrounded by empty plots where other buildings were destroyed in the Coventry Blitz The interior of the Cathedral had been cleared and looks very much as it still does today A new Cathedral was completed on adjoining land in 1962 Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Aerofilms Collection Pre fab housing Coventry West Midlands New pre fabricated houses being put in place on a site on the edge of Coventry Prefabricated housing was made to 11 designs as part of the Temporary Housing Programme to relieve the post war housing shortage About 156 623 temporary bungalows were put up across Britain between 1944 and 1948

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    Geoffrey R Hood LRPS CPAGB Source English Heritage NMR Marston s Brewery Shobnall Road Burton Upon Trent Staffordshire The central brewing tower at Marston s Brewery was built in 1875 Marston s Brewery makes use of water from the famous Burton Well reputedly discovered by Benedictine monks in the 13th century The building was designed by W S T Martin of Nottingham Read official list description Add to My Favourites Lorna Freeman Source English Heritage NMR Former Carlisle Brewery Bridge Street Carlisle Atkinson and Son brewery opened in 1756 The present buildings were largely built by Sir Richard Hodgson in the 19th century He owned the brewery until 1916 At that time it became the brewery for the government s Liquor Control Board later the Carlisle and District State Management Scheme During World War 1 the government wanted to control drunkenness so that workers would produce more goods An experiment was tried in the Carlisle area The only beer to be served was that brewed by the local government owned brewery This was brewed at a reduced level of alcohol The brewery was owned by the government until 1971 and sold to Theakston s in 1974 It closed in 1987 After it had stood derelict for some years a large part of the brewery was demolished and the rest became apartments Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr John Turner Source English Heritage NMR Former Tower Brewery Langthorpe North Yorkshire This Tower brewery was built in 1856 for Warwick s Anchor Brewery This is an early example of the brewing process developed in the 1860s in which beer production took place in successive stages on different floor levels of a tall brewhouse Water was pumped to the top by steam power and the liquor passed down through various stages by gravity Read official list description Download the Steam Power Teacher s Kit to find out more Add to My Favourites Mr David Robson Source English Heritage NMR John Smiths Brewery Tadcaster North Yorkshire This brewery complex was built in 1883 by the architects Scammell Collier of Leeds It cost 150 000 It is an excellent example of a large scale Victorian tower brewery Tadcaster once had 4 breweries Brewing on a large scale began in the 1880s It flourished here because of the lime rich spring water It was excellent for making a light bitter beer Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr Richard Summers Source English Heritage NMR Three Tuns Brewery Bishops Castle Shropshire These brewery buildings date from around 1888 They are a rare survival of a working small rural brewery The brewery itself is older A brewing licence was first granted on this site in 1642 Read official list description Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Horse Shoe Brewery 268 Tottenham Court Road Holborn Greater London A view looking across Tottenham Court Road towards the Horse Shoe Brewery premises of Meux s Brewery Company Limited The Horse Shoe

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    a private dwelling toll booth and public house before being returned to its original state in the 1930s Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Twizel Bridge Northumberland The 15th century Twizel bridge over the River Twill near Duddo has a span of 90 ft Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Stopham Bridge Stopham West Sussex A leisurely scene by Stopham Bridge on the River Arun The bridge was built in the later 16th century The central arch is higher than the others to allow boats to pass Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Old Battersea Bridge London The timber bridge of 1771 2 photographed here from the tower of Chelsea Old Church was built by John Phillips under the direction of Henry Holland A new bridge was opened in 1890 Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Chinese Bridge Godmanchester Cambridgeshire Perspective view of the Chinese Bridge in Godmanchester with a church tower in the background It was built in 1827 following the fashion for oriental art Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Kew Bridge Kew Greater London Kew Bridge viewed from Kew It was buit by James Paine in 1784 89 It was replaced in 1903 to designs by Sir John Wolfe Barry and Cuthbert Brereton Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage NMR Ha penny Bridge Lechlade Gloucestershire Ha penny Bridge reflected in the River Thames with a toll house still standing at its northern end The bridge dates from 1793 and has a main arch with a 51ft span Add to My Favourites Copyright Crown copyright NMR Railway viaduct Knaresborough North Yorkshire This castellated viaduct across the River Nidd was influenced by the Medieval character of the town It was built in 1851 by Thomas

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    and bankrupted its builder John Scott Russell and then its owners The Eastern Steamship Company but it did lay the first transatlantic cable in 1865 Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Isambard Kingdom Brunel John Scott Russell left shipbuilder Henry Wakefield Brunel and Lord Derby at the launch of the Great Eastern at Millwall on 1st January 1858 or the attempted launch on 3rd November 1858 Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Paddington Station Praed Street Westminster London Paddington Station was the London terminus of the Great Western Railway Designed by I K Brunel it was opened in 1854 The trainshed was roofed by three glazed cast iron spans a fourth was added in 1913 5 Selected parts of the GWR are being considered for nomination as a World Heritage Site Note the horse drawn cart loading with stage scenery The train they are unloading could well be a theatrical train used to transport whole stage companies around the country Add to My Favourites Copyright Crown copyright NMR R Shop GWR Works Swindon Wiltshire Brunel chose Swindon as the site for his locomotive works for the new GWR and it was opened in 1843 The new Engine Shop or R shop was created in 1865 by roofing over a courtyard It is now the home of STEAM museum of the GWR Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage NMR Western portal of Box Tunnel Box Wiltshire The Box tunnel designed by I K Brunel to carry the Great Western Railway under Box Hill was opened in 1841 The architecture of the GWR was varied to match local styles so that the portal of Box Tunnel reflects the Classical influences of nearby Bath Selected parts of the GWR are being considered

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    of three buildings are located within the outer bailey and are thought to have been a great hall detached kitchen and a chapel The hall was thought to have replaced the house in the inner bailey after its conversion to a keep Throughout the 12th and 13th centuries the castle continued to be an important administrative centre but by 1397 it was derelict The estate was eventually acquired by Sir Edward Coke in 1615 in whose family in remains The castle was taken into state guardianship in 1929 and is currently opened to the public by English Heritage 2009 Read official list description Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage NMR Tower of London Tower Bridge and the Greater London Authority offices London Although the White Tower built in 1078 is Norman other parts of The Tower of London were added at various later dates It was the seat of government for the whole country during the medieval period Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage NMR Corfe Castle Dorset Corfe Castle was built after the Norman Conquest in the 11th century Improved by later Monarchs including Henry VIII who added additional walls towers and gatehouses the Castle remained in Royal possession until sold by Elizabeth 1st in the 16th century Its ruinous condition is largely the result of the Civil War when it was besieged and partially demolished by order of Parliament in 1646 The Castle is also believed to be the inspiration for Enid Blyton s Kirrin Castle Add to My Favourites Skyscan Balloon Photography Source English Heritage Photo Library Restormel Castle Lostwithiel Cornwall Built on a spur overlooking the River Fowey with an unusual circular keep circa 1100 Restormel Castle is one of the oldest and best preserved Norman motte and bailey castles in Cornwall Heavily defended by a 17 metre moat and artificially steepened foundation the castle was rebuilt in the 13th century by Edmund Earl of Cornwall for use as a residence The castle s condition is partly a result of its use a garrison in the Civil War This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Add to My Favourites Copyright Crown copyright NMR Bodiam Castle East Sussex A view of Bodiam Castle looking across the moat The castle was built in the late 14th century after Sir Edward Dalyngridge was granted permission to build on the manor against possible French invasion in 1385 It was built to look like a strong medieval castle with round towers but was in fact designed more for show than strength Add to My Favourites Copyright Crown copyright NMR Pevensey Castle Pevensey East Sussex A Roman fort originally stood on this site After the Norman Conquest it was given to William the Conqueror s half brother By the end of the 11th century he had constructed a full scale Norman castle using the Roman walls It lay uninhabited from the 16th century This property is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Add to

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