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.
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.
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 In this superbly illustrated book, using previously unpublished archives, Peter Kendall tells for the first time the story of the defences that protected the dockyard and the key route to London.
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.
Examines the building and structures which resulted from the Great Western Railway’s development of Swindon Works and traces the architectural history of the engineering works and the associated railway village.
Stourport’s canal infrastructure has been a defining element in its development. Stourport’s regeneration depends partly on the protection and presentation of its historic environment and this book celebrates the town’s unique qualities and character.