This book raises awareness of the wide range and varied character of the historic mills, buildings and canals which constitute the Ancoats townscape. It outlines how the area and its community have evolved over the last two and a half centuries.
Presents something of the historic interest encapsulated in Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal, and explains how these places came to assume such varied and distinctive forms. This book urges that a town anxious for stability and prosperity in the future must know where it has come from as well as where it is going.
Raises awareness of the wide range of school buildings built in England from the Reformation to the Millennium. Summarises the development of schools and looks at the adaptation of older schools to modern needs and new uses for schools around the country
This book examines the physical remains of 20th-century war, conflict and ideological struggles within Europe. It considers a wide range of conflict heritage areas and raises questions of ownership, documentation practices and conservation.
Sharpe, Paley and Austin was one of England’s greatest Victorian architectural practices. The book is richly illustrated and explores not only the firm’s buildings but also a fascinating web of family and professional interconnections. This will appeal to architectural historians, students of the architecture and social historians.
Plymouth is the foremost English example of post-war reconstruction, designed by the influential urban planner of the day, Sir Patrick Abercrombie. This book explains the circumstances which led to the development of Abercrombie's Plan, how it was implemented and discusses the conservation issues raised by present-day plans for renewal in Plymouth.
Written by the leading authority in the field, this book tells the story of a major development in England's urban and planning history and provides a timely popular survey of the achievements of the Garden City Movement and the challenge of change.
An examination of the urban development of Bristol - a town which for much of its history was second only to London in size and importance. This study uses documentary and physical evidence to reconstruct the fabric of a city and the social character of its different parts.
This major new book traces the architectural and engineering works in the Royal Navy’s shore bases at home and overseas and the politics and technologies that shaped them. Copiously illustrated with maps, plans and photographs, this important and lively work will appeal to naval historians, industrial archaeologists and students of British history.
Bedford Lemere & Co was the pre-eminent English firm of architectural photographers from 1890-1930, a time of extraordinary change and unparalleled optimism. Complemented with an informative introduction and captions by the author, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in photography, architecture and social history.
Hardback edition of this critically acclaimed book, which highlights the impact the developments of the 20th century have had on the landscape and gives us a new angle on the industrial, military, domestic and agricultural influences at work around us.
This book provides a wide-reaching analysis of historical context, an account of the origins and development of each of the industries, an interpretation of the distinctive features of the buildings, a clarification of the historical importance of South West textile mills and clear statements on the benefits of their conservation.
Comprehensively illustrated with many images in colour and supported by an extensive bibliography, this clear and concise text should enable all those interested in the Georgian period to look at the surviving architecture with informed and discerning eyes.
Egypt in England is the first detailed guide to the use of the Egyptian style in architecture and interiors in England. Fully illustrated, this engaging book is an accessible and practical guide for a general audience, but has enough depth to be useful to scholars in a range of subject areas.
Paddington Station in London is one of Britain’s most splendid and historically significant railway termini, and one of the masterpieces of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. This second edition is richly illustrated from a wealth of historic sources, in a larger format, and has been updated to include a series of momentous recent developments at Paddington.
Chatham is a site of international military significance. It has been vitally important for the defence of the nation for more than four centuries. In this superbly illustrated book, using previously unpublished archives, Peter Kendall tells for the first time the story of the defences that protected the dockyard and the key route to London.
Responsible for the creation of Regent Street, Regent’s Park, the Brighton Pavilion and Buckingham Palace, John Nash is universally recognised as one of the most important architects of late 18th-early 19th century Britain. This book brings together recent scholarship, and so brings this most engaging of architects to a new generation.
This richly illustrated book takes a refreshing new look at Victorian and Edwardian architecture, examining how mild steel - which superseded cast and wrought iron - was put to use in theatres, hotels, clubs, offices and many other building types.
Catalogue of the Iveagh Bequest collection of paintings, housed at Kenwood House in London. Each work is discussed and illustrated and there are also two introductory essays which provide context for the collection.
This richly illustrated book focuses on the built culture of the labour movement, largely constructed or funded by workers themselves, whose history and background has until now been largely ignored or forgotten.
The book examines the historic environment of the Hoo Peninsula landscape and describes how changing patterns of land use and maritime activity over time have given this landscape and seascape its distinctive character.
The first book to reveal the hidden history and explore the architecture, technology and sociology of the Victorian Turkish Bath in the British Isles and beyond. With almost 500 illustrations, a full bibliography, and an illustrated glossary, the book examines all aspects of the baths.
This comprehensive gazetteer and guide to historic synagogues and Jewish heritage sites in Britain and Ireland has been fully revised and updated in this second edition, and celebrates in full colour the undiscovered heritage of Anglo-Jewry.
This is a valuable and comprehensive addition to the history of London's West End that will appeal to cinema enthusiasts as well as social historians and students of London and of architecture and design.
This book comprises a national study of the explosives industry and provides a framework for identification of its industrial archaeology and social history. It ranges from gunpowder manufacture in the late Middle Ages through to 20th-century explosives.