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    and Partners George Marsh was the designer The 35 storey tower block faces on to Charing Cross Road It has a raised glazed link at first floor level to a rear block containing shops offices and residential flats Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage NMR Picking tulips near Fulney Spalding Lincolnshire The tulip was introduced into Europe in the 16th century from Turkey and takes its name from the French word for turban Here two women remove the flower heads manually in order to promote bulb development Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Railway viaduct Marple Greater Manchester A view of a railway viaduct in Marple showing a steam goods train running beside the Peak Forest Canal Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR The Twin Foxes Harlow New Town Essex New towns were built on greenfield sites and provided with shops and services as well as housing Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Tate Lyle Sugar Silo Huskisson Dock Liverpool Concrete is alternately poured into the ribs and then the walls of the silo Many hands make light work of tipping the concrete from the container They will have to pack down the building material while the crane raises the next load Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage NMR Street market North London A woman buys fruit at a stall in a North London street market Add to My Favourites Copyright Crown copyright NMR Forton Services M6 Forton Lancashire Britain s motorway network was started in the 1960s providing improved transport links for the growing number of cars This service station was one of the earliest Add to My Favourites Copyright Crown copyright NMR Glanthams 9 Hutton Road Shenfield Brentwood Essex A view of the garage on Hutton Road with motor

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    people in and out The gates or bars were heavily fortified and were closed at night for security and when the town was being attacked Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DP Old Wool Hall Lavenham Suffolk This 15th century hall house has a pair of 2 storey wings and is very richly decorated It would have been a high status home and built in a peacefull area as it has no defensive features Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Dr Bryan C Lindley LRPS Yanwath Hall Cumbria This hall house has one big room with a parlour at one end which was used by the lord and his family The large windows that let light into the parlour can be clearly seen The tower was built to be defended in time of attack Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Mr John Burrows DPAGB Gatehouse to Brockhampton House Herefordshire This 14th century gatehouse was built to impress people with the wealth and status of the owners rather than for defence The upstairs room would have been used for visitors to stay in Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Broad Hall The Square North Tawton Devon This late medieval bay window belongs to Broad Hall and projects into the Square The size and position of the window would have made it clear to people that the owners were important and wealthy Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Falcon Inn 6 Lower Bridge Street Chester Cheshire This Inn was originally a town house for a wealthy family and dates from around 1180 The ornate decoration of the woodwork and unusually large number of windows are evidence of the wealth and high status of the original owner Add to

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    lost 5 300 houses as well as churches public buildings factories and shops Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr Keith Wise Source English Heritage NMR War Memorial north of Polebrook House Desford Leicestershire This war memorial was built in c1920 It has the inscription This avenue of trees is planted to the memory of 36 old boys of this school who fell in the Great War 1914 1919 and below follows a list of the names of those who are commemorated here The school in question was the Desford Industrial Boys School later called Polebrook House The school was built in c1880 by the Leicester School Board but it took boys from all over the country It was officially opened on Saturday 15 January 1881 It was not unusual for schools to build memorials to former pupils after the First World War but this avenue of trees is a thoughtful addition Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr David Cross Source English Heritage NMR Heroes Memorial St Nicholas Place Liverpool Merseyside This memorial is dedicated to heroes of the marine engine room It was put up in 1916 and designed by Sir William Goscombe John The memorial was originally intended to commemorate the 32 engineers of the ship Titanic who stayed at their posts when she sank to allow the greatest number of passengers to escape Spaces were to be left to record other heroic deeds done by sea going engineers However because of the very high loss of life at sea during the First World War it was thought appropriate to dedicate the monument to all ships engine room deaths On the pedestal are carved life size figures of the Engine Room Heroes stokers on the east face and engineers on the west The 2 inscriptions read THE BRAVE DO NOT DIE THEIR DEEDS LIVE ON FOR EVER AND CALL UPON US TO EMULATE THEIR COURAGE AND DEVOTION TO DUTY and ALL HEROES OF THE MARINE ENGINE ROOM THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY INTERNATIONAL SUBSCRIPTION MCMXVI Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr E M Trendell ARPS Source English Heritage NMR Memorial to Edith Cavell Tombland Norwich Norfolk This Memorial to Edith Cavell was put up in 1918 It was made by J G Gordon Munn and shows Cavell in nurse s uniform The stone base incorporates a full size relief of a soldier hanging up a second laurel wreath Cavell was executed by the Germans in the First World War for helping around 200 British soldiers to escape Belgium She was born in Swardeston near Norwich in 1865 She worked as a governess then trained as a nurse When war broke out in 1914 she was working in a hospital in Brussels that was taken over by the Red Cross She was arrested on the 3rd of August 1915 and executed at 6am on the 12th October 1915 Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mrs Ann Vint LRPS Source

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    the undernamed seventeen protestant martyrs who for their faithful testimony to God s truth were during the reign of Queen Mary burned to death in front of the then Star Inn now the Town Hall Read official list description Add to My Favourites Ms Pamela Jackson LRPS Source English Heritage NMR Monument to Sarah Lees Werneth Park Oldham Greater Manchester This monument to Sarah Lees was put up in c1938 by the townspeople of Oldham She was a leading local philanthropist and public figure She was the first woman on Oldham town council in 1907 and mayor in 1910 She was only the second female mayor in the country On her death in 1935 she left her former home of Werneth Park to the town Read official list description Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Memorial to a Merchant The Edward Colston Monument Bristol This monument was put up in 1895 to Edward Colston It stands in Colston Avenue Bristol Colston took a very active part in the financing and planning of the African slave trade in the 17th century He used his wealth charitably including founding schools hospitals and almshouses His name is very common in Bristol as streets and buildings have been named after him There is even a Colston s day celebration for Bristol schools Add to My Favourites Mr J E Todd LRPS Source English Heritage NMR Mining Monument Felling Tyne and Wear This is a memorial to 91 people killed at Felling Colliery in May 1812 The youngest was aged 8 After this accident the rector of Heworth John Hodgson set about forming the Society for the Prevention of Accidents in Coal Mines He also encouraged Sir Humphrey Davy in the development of his safety lamp Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr Geoffrey Farrow Source English Heritage NMR Hoppers Memorial Church of St Mary Church Street Hadlow Kent This memorial commemorates 30 hop pickers who drowned in 1853 Their ages ranged from 18 50 years along with 4 infants under 6 years old and included 16 members of the Leatherhead family The hop pickers were in a cart which was swept into the swollen river Medway Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr Stuart Brighton Source English Heritage NMR Byrnes Monument Hesket Cumbria This roadside monument has an inscription which reads HERE CONSTABLE JOSEPH BYRNES FELL ON THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 29 1885 SHOT BY THE THREE NETHERBY BURGLARS WHOM HE SINGLE HANDED ENDEAVOURED TO ARREST It was restored in 1911 Read official list description Add to My Favourites Ms Linda Margaret Simmonds Source English Heritage NMR Monument to James Braidwood Abney Park Cemetery Stoke Newington Greater London This is a monument to James Braidwood 1800 61 He was a leading fireman of his day He did much to establish the profession of fire fighting From 1832 he was the superintendent of the Fire Engine Establishment He lost his life in the great Tooley Street

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    of the monasteries Although a few buildings were cleared to ground level most were left standing and used for agricultural purposes This is perhaps why Kirkstall is now the most complete set of Cistercian ruins in Britain The church still stands to roof level In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the road from Leeds to Skipton ran right through the nave The abbey is now in the care of Leeds City Council 2011 More Info Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Kirkstall Abbey Kirkstall Leeds West Yorkshire Kirkstall Abbey was founded in 1152 by a community of Cistercian monks from Fountains Abbey It gained its wealth from keeping sheep for the wool trade Monastic life for the 31 monks came to an end in November 1540 when the abbey was surrendered to Henry VIII as part of the dissolution of the monasteries Although a few buildings were cleared to ground level most were left standing and used for agricultural purposes This is perhaps why Kirkstall is now the most complete set of Cistercian ruins in Britain The church still stands to roof level In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the road from Leeds to Skipton ran right through the nave The abbey is now in the care of Leeds City Council 2011 Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage Photo Library Rievaulx Abbey Rievaulx Ryedale North Yorkshire The ruins of Rievaulx Abbey looking towards the chancel of the 13th century monastery church Rievaulx Abbey was once one of the foremost Cistercian monasteries in Britain and was founded in a remote valley in the Yorkshire Wolds After the dissolution the site was granted to the Earl of Rutland along with the Helmsley estates This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage Photo Library Reconstruction drawing of Rievaulx Abbey Rievaulx Ryedale North Yorkshire A drawing reconstructing monks worshipping in the 13th century church of the Cistercian monastery in the Yorkshire Wolds Cistercian monks followed the rule of St Benedict They founded a monastery near Rievaulx in the 1130s After the dissolution the site was granted to the Earl of Rutland along with the Helmsley estates This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Furness Abbey Barrow In Furness Cumbria St Mary of Furness was founded in 1123 by Stephen who became King of England By Tudor times it was the second richest Cistercian house in England It was dissolved in 1537 after some of the monks became involved in the Pilgrimage of Grace In 1539 the abbey and its land was granted to Henry VIII s first minister Thomas Cromwell This view is taken from the nave showing the crossing and transcept walls This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage Photo Library Castle Acre Priory Castle Acre Norfolk Castle Acre Priory was a Cluniac monastery founded in 1090 The surviving remains include the early 12th century church the prior s house and a porch which originally formed the main entrance to the cloister The priory was dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1537 and granted to Thomas Howard Duke of Norfolk By 1558 the buildings were being demolished The prior s lodgings were retained for use as a house This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage NMR Thornton Abbey Thornton Curtis North Lincolnshire Aerial view of the remains of Thornton Abbey Humberside A priory for Augustinian canons was established here in 1139 and it became an abbey in 1148 It was largely rebuilt during the 13th and 14th centuries It was dissolved in December 1539 The abbot had been involved in the Pilgrimage of Grace it is not clear what happened to him The abbey was finally closed in 1547 The gatehouse remains but other buildings were demolished when a hall and farmhouse were built This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Add to My Favourites Copyright Crown copyright NMR Fountains Abbey North Yorkshire An aerial view of Fountains Abbey This Cistercian monastery was founded in 1132 by a group of monks from the Benedictine house of St Mary s York They wanted to pursue a harsher and more disciplined way of monastic life During the Middle Ages Fountains was one of the leading Cistercian monasteries It gave help to a number of needy people who came to the abbey gates during the famine of 1194 6 By the time of the Dissolution it was the richest Cistercian abbey in Britain valued at 1115 18s 2d It was closed in November 1539 The abbot and 30 monks all received pensions Demolition began in 1540 The new owner Sir Richard Gresham stripped it of anything of value Furnaces were built in the church to melt the lead from the roof and pipes The fire was fed by timber from the screens and furnishings He did not demolish all the buildings as he planned to convert them into a mansion The grounds surrounding the ruin were landscaped during the 18th century It is now 2011 a World Heritage Site Add to My Favourites Copyright Crown copyright NMR Byland Abbey Byland North Yorkshire An aerial view of the ruins of Byland Abbey under a blanket of snow on the North Yorkshire Moors The Cistercian community of 36 monks and 100 lay brothers moved to this site in 1177 25 monks plus the abbot lived here at the time of the Abbey s dissolution in November 1538 The site was given to Sir William Pickering and some of the buildings were converted into a house This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Add to My Favourites Helmut Schulenburg Source English Heritage NMR Hailes Abbey Stanway Gloucestershire The Cistercian abbey of Hailes was founded

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    This land was given to the town to create a park It was hoped that the park would help improve and upgrade the area around it Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Sutton Park Sutton Coldfield West Midlands Colour tinted reproduction of a photograph showing the Wyndley Pool The parkland was a royal deer park in medieval times In 1528 Henry VIII was persuaded to give the use of the park to the townspeople When the railway to Sutton Coldfield opened in 1862 special trains for day trippers to the park ran regularly The park even had its own station Activities for the visitors included boating donkey rides swimming and refreshments Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Parliament Hill Fields Paddling Pool Hampstead Heath Hampstead Greater London Children playing in the paddling pool at Parliament Hill Fields Parliament Hill got its present name during the English Civil War when it was used by soldiers who were fighting on the side of Parliament In 1888 it officially became part of Hampstead Heath a large area of natural parkland The hill is around 321 feet 98 m high and is known for the excellent views it provides of the London skyline and as a good place to fly kites Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Childrens Corner Pleasure Gardens Bournemouth Dorset Children playing in a stream in the Children s Corner of the Pleasure Gardens Many seaside towns have large areas of parkland and gardens for tourists to enjoy The Pleasure Gardens run through the centre of the town They were given to the town in the early 1870s Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Holland Park Kensington Greater London Children playing in the sand pit near the Ilchester Place entrance to Holland Park Holland Park was first opened in 1952 and takes its name from Sir Henry earl of Holland who was formerly resident at Holland House The Park lies in the former grounds of Holland House and is one of London s smallest public parks Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Botanical Gardens Sheffield South Yorkshire It was in 1834 that the Sheffield Botanical and Horticultural Society commissioned these gardens to be built The Gardens were opened in 1836 Admission was limited to subscribers the public was only allowed in on gala days Free admission was only introduced in 1897 when the gardens were taken over by the Sheffield Town Trust Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Grove Park Weston super Mare Avon General view of people around bandstand Grove Park was originally part of a private estate The town Board of Commissioners rented The Grove for the town for 300 a year In April 1890 a goverment loan was used to convert the private pleasure grounds into a public park This was done by 20 June 1891 and Grove Park was opened to the public It had

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    showing the fireplace and bedstead Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Family Group Buckinghamshire A view of a family standing outside their home Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Drawing Room at Foots Cray Place Bexley London The Drawing Room at Foots Cray Place in Bexley It was built in circa 1756 and burnt down in 1950 The furnishings seen here are typical of the late 19th century Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR New College Oxford Oxfordshire Cooks at work in the college kitchens The men are preparing joints of meat and a spit of chickens is leaning against the wall ready to be roasted Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Gaunt House Standlake Oxfordshire The kitchen interior of the mostly 17th century moated house that was fortified and defended during the civil war Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Dining Room Cornwall An interior view of a dining room Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR North Road Highgate London A typical view of workers houses from the early 20th century in north London The doors to the houses opened onto communal areas and so people used window boxes to give their homes a garden and some individuality Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Bathroom in the Hotel Metropole Westminster London The ensuite bathroom in room 307A contains a bath with shower attached Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Great Dixter Northiam East Sussex An interior view showing the kitchen from the south east Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Yeoman s House Bignor West Sussex The Yeoman

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    Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Market Place Mansfield Nottinghamshire A street scene with the market in progress and the Cavendish Monument also known as the Bentinck Monument visible in the centre of the market stalls Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Lewis the Butcher Kineton Warwickshire Fit as a butcher s dog Almost proverbially a dog has been attracted to the butcher s shop Several cuts of meat are on display in the window Before refrigeration was common people would have to buy their meat fresh every day from shops like this one Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Golding Adams High Street Byfield Northamptonshire Staff and customers pose outside Golding Adams grocery shop The shop boys are wearing long white aprons Behind them the windows are piled high with goods for sale Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Market Place Faringdon Oxfordshire The cattle market underway with the Salutation Inn to one side and the churchyard to the other Faringdon was granted a market in 1218 Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Royal Blue horse omnibus London The Royal Blue horse omnibus outside 5 9 Euston Road The bus carries route information and an advert for Selfridge s The shops behind including Boots the Chemist Stewart Wright s Cocoa Rooms and the Northumberland Hotel are covered in advertisements Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Chandler s Stores Kineton Warwickshire This store in Kineton sold a wide selection of goods and had the prestige of their own signwritten delivery van Mr Chandler can be seen standing outside his shop with its elaborate display of Cadbury s chocolate and cocoa The shop front is a more recent addition to an older house Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Swift s Smithfield Market City of London The stalls at Smithfield Market were often elaborately decorated especially at Christmas Swift s 1928 display not only had a magnificent porcine show but also featured a stack of goods constructed to resemble a Christmas tree at the foot of which was a seasonal domestic scene made entirely from lard This building was constructed in 1851 66 by Horace Jones just before it became the London Meat Market Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage NMR Street market North London A woman buys fruit at a stall in a North London street market Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Vye Son Grocer High Street Lydd Kent Two assistants pose for a photograph in the summer sun outside the door of the shop The window display advertises plenty of special offers inside Add to My Favourites Copyright Crown copyright NMR Cheese Shop 7 Low Pavement Chesterfield Derbyshire This cheese shop was built into the structure of an 18th century shop With its high ceiling tiled floor and wide counter

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