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    of the remains of a partly enclosed stone hut circle settlement and field system dating from the late Bronze Age It is situated in a fold of hills between Hookney Tor and Hameldon at a height of 1500 ft on the eastern side of Dartmoor The enclosure comprises an earth and stone wall surrounding an area containing at least 24 stone hut circles The site has undergone reconstruction since it was first recorded in 1797 though not always accurately In 1894 16 of the hut circles were partly excavated and numerous structures and artefacts were uncovered These included porches paved floors hearths raised benches pottery anvil stones flints and cooking stones There was further restoration work in the 1960s under the direction of Lady Fox and in 1991 an RCHME Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England survey was carried out on the site The site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Find out more Add to My Favourites Ivan Lapper Source English Heritage Photo Library Grimspound Prehistoric Settlement nr Manaton Devon This is a reconstruction drawing of what Grimspound Prehistoric Settlement might have looked like Grimspound consists of the remains of a partly enclosed stone hut circle settlement and field system dating from the late Bronze Age It is situated in a fold of hills between Hookney Tor and Hameldon at a height of 1500 ft on the eastern side of Dartmoor The enclosure comprises an earth and stone wall surrounding an area containing at least 24 stone hut circles The site has undergone reconstruction since it was first recorded in 1797 though not always accurately In 1894 16 of the hut circles were partly excavated and numerous structures and artefacts were uncovered These included porches paved floors hearths raised benches pottery anvil stones flints and cooking stones There was further restoration work in the 1960s under the direction of Lady Fox and in 1991 an RCHME Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England survey was carried out on the site The site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Find out more Add to My Favourites Ivan Lapper Source English Heritage Photo Library Grimspound Prehistoric Settlement nr Manaton Devon Grimspound consists of the remains of a partly enclosed stone hut circle settlement and field system dating from the late Bronze Age It is situated in a fold of hills between Hookney Tor and Hameldon at a height of 1500 ft on the eastern side of Dartmoor The enclosure comprises an earth and stone wall surrounding an area containing at least 24 stone hut circles This is reconstruction drawing of what life inside the hut circles might have been like The site itself has undergone reconstruction since it was first recorded in 1797 though not always accurately In 1894 16 of the hut circles were partly excavated and numerous structures and artefacts were uncovered These included porches paved floors hearths raised benches pottery anvil stones flints and cooking stones There was further

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    but also places of safety in which whole communities could take shelter during times of threat The site was then used by the Romans who called it Sorviodunum It was then used by the Anglo Saxons and Normans The Normans built both a castle and cathedral here in the 11th century This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2011 Read detailed archaeological description Add to My Favourites Peter Dunn Source English Heritage Photo Library People at Old Sarum Iron Age Hillfort Salisbury Wiltshire This is a reconstruction drawing showing what an Iron Age man and woman might have looked like Old Sarum was an Iron Age Hillfort Hillforts were used as administrative centres cattlepounds and markets but also places of safety in which whole communities could take shelter during times of threat The site was then used by the Romans who called it Sorviodunum It was then used by the Anglo Saxons and Normans The Normans built both a castle and cathedral here in the 11th century This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2011 Read detailed archaeological description Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage NMR Painswick Camp Painswick Gloucestershire This Iron Age hillfort also known as Kimsbury Hillfort is sited on the scarp of the Cotswolds overlooking the Severn valley The interior is badly scarred by stone quarrying Add to My Favourites Copyright Crown copyright NMR Ingleborough Hillfort Ingleton North Yorkshire An aerial view of Ingleborough Hillfort under a blanket of snow The fortified settlement was built by a British tribe called the Brigantes in the 1st century AD The collapsed stone rampart was 3 000 feet long Add to My Favourites Judith Dobie English Heritage Graphics Team Ingleborough Hillfort Ingleton North Yorkshire This is a reconstruction drawing of Ingleborough Hillfort It was a fortified settlement that was built by a British Iron Age tribe called the Brigantes in the 1st century AD It is a stone built rampart enclosing about twenty roundhouses The roundhouses or huts tend to cluster in discrete groups All are between 5 5m and 8 0m in diameter within rubble walls The stone rampart is 3 000 feet long At 720m it is the highest hillfort in England Read detailed archaeological description Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage NMR Danebury hillfort Hampshire Reconstruction drawing of round houses in the quarry hollow behind the rampart during the 2nd century BC The hillfort was built c2 500 years ago and is believed to have been used for around 500 years During the Iron Age Britain was divided into many tribal territories and hillforts were probably the strongholds and main settlements for these territories Add to My Favourites Ivan Lapper Source English Heritage Photo Library Old Oswestry Hillfort Oswestry Shropshire This is a reconstruction drawing of what Old Oswestry Hillfort might have looked like The hillfort has ramparts made of five earthen banks and ditches There are two entrances one on the east and one on the west The

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    first 6 engines made in this country It was installed in 1805 by Sir James Watt and John Rennie and operated for about 80 years Springfield Mill was the first paper mill to operate solely on steam Read official list description Download the Steam Power Teacher s Kit to find out more Add to My Favourites Tim Belcher Source English Heritage NMR 25 Church Lane Melksham Wiltshire This building from the late 1700s was a wool drying house It was known as the Round House and has also been used as an ammunition store Read official list description Add to My Favourites Ms Patricia Layhe ARPS Source English Heritage NMR Regency Mill Macclesfield Cheshire This former silk mill was built in 1820 It has since been a card factory and a joinery works The mill is an interesting example of an integrated site which included silk manufacture and throwing weaving and dyeing Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr Peter Holt FRPS Source English Heritage NMR Stocking Frame Knitters Workshop Town Street Holbrook Derbyshire This Stocking Frame Knitters Workshop is at the back of 2 houses The outbuilding with its stocking workshop above is now part of a shop It was built in the 18th century and extended upwards in the 19th century Frame work knitting was an industry that started off as a cottage industry in houses or workshops like this and then moved into factories where textiles were made on a larger scale by machines that were driven by engines In some areas a tradition of out working continued where the factories would deliver part made goods to houses or small workshops for finishing off Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr Brian Pearce FRPS Source English Heritage NMR The Arkwright Houses Cromford Derbyshire This row of eleven houses was built in 1776 7 by Richard Arkwright to house his textile workers They are the first of the workers houses erected by Arkwright They provided accommodation for the workers at his new Cromford Mill They are important because they also provided workshop space on the second floor to allow home working Cromford was built by Arkwright as a model settlement It had a church chapels school shops and public houses The houses now belong to the Landmark Trust Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr Andrew Cooper Source English Heritage NMR Lace and shawl factory Beeston Nottinghamshire This building was part of a lace and shawl factory including the printing room waiting room and gateway It was built in stages from 1886 1893 It was built by J Huckerby for F Wilkinson Francis or Frank Wilkinson 1846 1897 pioneered the making of shawls on machines The shawl trade had already been established for around 20 years when he moved here However his fine textiles won such a reputation for novelty and elegance that he was able to prosper in Britain and overseas Read official list description Add to My Favourites Mr John

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    1831 and is made from painted stone It was put here in memory of W Huskisson Liberal M P for Liverpool who was killed here by a train during the opening celebrations of the Liverpool and Manchester railway in 1830 Read official list description Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Cheltenham Gloucestershire This aerial view shows the GWR railway line coming in to St James station The station was built in 1894 St Georges Road is in the foreground St Gregory s Roman Catholic church is on the right The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great is just above the railway lines next to the sidings for a coal merchant The railway turntable was directly alongside the school grounds The station closed in 1966 Eventually the whole site was cleared and a large supermarket flats and office blocks were built Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Station bridge Uffington Oxfordshire Workmen standing on the tracks in front of the iron bridge on the Great Western Railway with the station visible behind In 1864 Uffington became a junction as the Faringdon Railway opened between there and the town of Faringdon In 1886 the GWR took over the Faringdon Railway In 1951 British Railways withdrew passenger services from the Faringdon Railway In 1964 BR closed all passenger stations between Didcot and Swindon including Uffington Uffington s station buildings were later demolished Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Great Western Railway Slough Berkshire A general view of steam trains on the track in the vicinity of Slough Railway Station There are two gauges of track seen here the broad 7 track favoured by Brunel and the narrower 4 8 track still in use today The last broad gauge train ran in 1892 Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Cumbria This narrow gauge railway was opened in 1875 for the purpose of transporting iron ore from the mines at Nab Gill When the iron mining industry of Eskdale collapsed in about 1884 the railway was in danger of closure but it was sustained by quarry and passenger traffic and has survived to this day as a tourist attraction Add to My Favourites Copyright Crown copyright NMR Road End Adit Honister Slate Mine Buttermere Cumbria Mines and quarries were the first sites to use railways The railway runs from the mine entrance to the tipping point Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Constructing Akeman Street Station Buckinghamshire The line between Grendon Underwood and Princes Risborough was authorised in 1899 and opened in 1906 This picture from 1905 shows the work in progress on the station which was one of two small halts on the line between Ashendon and Grendon Underwood the other was Wotton Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Train shed at Temple Meads Station Bristol The Bristol terminus of the new Great

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    Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR A motor cab and driver London This early cab was evidently based on the design of the horse drawn hansom cab The motor car was developed independently by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz in the 1880s This picture was probably taken in the 1890s and the car would have been a rare site at the time The cab shown may be a Bersey electric cab introduced to London in 1897 Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Victoria Station Victoria Street Westminster London Early motor buses on the forecourt of Victoria Station Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Excavating the Rotherhithe Tunnel Rotherhithe London The construction of the Rotherhithe road tunnel under the River Thames between Rotherhithe and Shadwell was begun in 1904 under the direction of Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice and completed in 1908 It was excavated using a Greathead Moir shield Air locks allowed the work to proceed under pressure Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR High Street Oxford Oxfordshire These workmen with a steamroller appear to be laying tarmac to repair the road They also appear to be covering over tramlines This was generally done when trams stopped running because the metal lines could cause cyclists to have accidents Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Car lift at Mitchell s Motors Wardour Street Westminster Greater London A chaffeur sits in an early Rolls Royce car in the car lift at the Mitchell Motor Company in Wardour Street Lifts are still used in preference to ramps where space is at a premium Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Taxis outside the AA offices at Fanum House Whitch Motor cars each with the banner We are enlisting for War are lined up outside the Automobile Association Company s head office at Fanum House Whitcomb Road They are ready to take a band of Road Scouts to enlist while a crowd gathers to cheer Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Mercedes Motor Showroom 12 Saville Row Westminst A Mercedes car parked in front of the Mercedes Showroom at number 12 Saville Row London The German based firm began to produce cars in the late 1890s Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Marine Parade Great Yarmouth Norfolk The Marine Parade runs behind the beach and is crowded with tourists All of them are wearing much more formal clothing than modern tourists would The first building on the left is number 17 This was the town s sea baths and was built in 1759 These were small individual baths filled with water pumped from the sea rather than a swimming pool The trams ran between the two piers and into the town The first tram in Yarmouth ran in 1902 Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Omnibus

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    is carrying fuel from the coalfields of the North When most of the canals were cut in the 18th and 19th centuries they were most economical way of transporting goods As this picture shows canals were still being used for commercially in the mid 20th century Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of Oxfordshire County Council Coal barges at Kingston upon Thames Greater London A Thames barge with its distinctive mast unloads coal at the river bank Kingston Bridge a five arch crossing built in 1825 8 by Edward Lapinge can be seen in the distance Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of Oxfordshire County Council Oxford Oxfordshire A group of workmen constructing a new cut between the River Cherwell and River Thames outside the city Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of Oxfordshire County Council Shipping near Southampton Hampshire The Andrina a large ship with four masts leaving the busy port for the open seas helped by a small steam powered tug boat Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of Oxfordshire County Council Regatta at Windsor Berkshire The annual Eton boating regatta on the River Thames at Windsor with the castle buildings on the hillside in the background The event was instituted to commemorate a visit of George III 1760 1820 and held on his birthday 4th June Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of Oxfordshire County Council Waterloo Bridge Westminster Greater London The steam boat Citizen laden with passengers passing through the arch of the bridge built by John Rennie and opened in 1817 which links Waterloo to the Victoria Embankment Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Falmouth Pier Falmouth Cornwall View of fishermen unloading their catches with boats moored in the background Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage NMR Fishing boats at Great Yarmouth Norfolk The fishing fleet unloads in the safety of harbour Boxes and barrels many full of fish and ice wait at the quayside to be taken to market Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage NMR Maryport Harbour Maryport Cumbria Fishing boats moored in the harbour at Maryport Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Clifton Suspension Bridge Bristol The types of vessel used for crossing the channel prior to the opening of the bridge can be seen in the water including steam boats tall ships and small rowing boats A group of onlookers watch from the bank Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Cliveden Ferry Cliveden Taplow Buckinghamshire The ferryman is ready to take two men and a boy across the river The man seated on the side of the boat holds a camera The River Thames is wide and shallow at this point Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Cleeve Lock Goring Oxfordshire The Fashion was built by Edwin Clark a steamboat builder at Briscombe Gloucestershire and launched on the 28 March 1888 Add to My

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    a moat and other defensive features such as the tower so was designed to be defended Later in the Tudor period houses were built mainly for comfort Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Little Moreton Hall Cheshire An exterior view of the timber framed Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire This gentleman s residence dates from the early 15th century to around 1600 It originally had a moat and was built around a courtyard Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Little Moreton Hall Cheshire An interior view of the panelled Long Gallery at Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire The country house was built between the early 15th century and circa 1600 The long gallery was part of an extension of the south wing of the house between circa 1570 and 1580 It provided access to rooms which would originally have all led into each other Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Paycockes House West Street Great Coggeshall Essex This house was built for Thomas Paycock in the late 15th century The jetty has original carving including vine leaves small heads figures and the letters T and P People often build features like their initials into houses to demonstrate their wealth and importance Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Anne Of Cleves House Southover Lewes East Sussex This manor house was built in the 16th century It was one of many manors given to Anne of Cleves by Henry VIII after their marriage Add to My Favourites English Heritage NMR Mr Nigel Ward LRPS A pair of cottages in Elstow Bedfordshire A pair of timber framed cottages built in the sixteenth century with plaster infill on the front and brick on the side Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage

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    built for Sir David Salomons 1797 1873 the Jewish Merchant Banker Lord Mayor of London in 1855 and MP for Greenwich His son was an early technologist among other things powering the house by electricity completely by 1884 including lighting He also held the world s first motor show in the grounds in 1905 Add to My Favourites English Heritage Source Mr Edward Le Fanu South Foreland Lighthouse Dover Kent This lighthouse was originally built in 1793 then rebuilt in 1843 It is of national importance as it had the first permanent electric lamp in the country installed in it in 1872 Add to My Favourites English Heritage Source Mr Adam Watson Electricity Generating Station 46 Kensington Court Kensington Greater London Former electricity generating station built in 1888 A stone plaque over main entrance is inscribed Electric Lighting Station The original generating equipment was designed and installed by Colonel Compton a pioneer in the field The building was used for this purpose from 1888 1900 Listed for its historical importance as one of the earliest surviving electricity generating stations Add to My Favourites English Heritage Source Mr John Burrows DPAGB Former hydro electricity works Old Malvern Worcestershire This hydro water powered electricity works was built in 1894 by T Rowbotham of Birmingham for Worcester Corporation It has a plaque inscribed City of Worcester Electricity Works 1894 Worcester was the largest 19th century hydro electric public supply works in Britain It had a water generated capacity of nearly 400KW The city was the first municipality to build and operate on a long term basis its own hydro electric power station Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage Barking Power Station Creekmouth Barking Greater London This oblique aerial photograph shows Barking A and B power stations Barking A was opened 19th May 1925 on the North bank of the River Thames In 1927 it took over from the Barking Urban District Council station to provide a bulk electricity supply Next to it is Barking B power station which became fully operational in 1939 Barking C was added in 1954 From the 1930s into the 1950s Barking was claimed to be the largest steam generating power station in Europe The site was chosen for easy delivery of coal from the Thames and by rail It also had a good water supply and space on the site for expansion A cable tunnel was constructed under the river to supply the south bank with electricity These stations were decommissioned by the end of the 1980s and have since been demolished The current gas fired power station was built further down the Thames near Dagenham Dock in the early 1990s Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage Carliol House Market Street Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear The ground floor showroom in Carliol House showing various electrical products including a stove and vacuum cleaners Carliol House was the headquarters offices of the North Eastern Electricity Supply Company It was built

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