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
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.
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.
An examination of Manchester’s textile warehouses. These warehouses provide the distinctive element of Manchester’s streetscape. The book examines their development, use and adaptation and places them in a social and historical context.
Illustrates various aspects of Gateshead’s historic fabric, showing how these combine to give the town a strong sense identity. Offers a plan for informed management of the radical change imminent within the town as it adjusts to the 21st century.
Raises awareness of the wide range and varied character of the historic buildings which make up the Northern Quarter’s distinctive townscape in Manchester. Shows how the area has evolved to become a culturally distinctive part of the city.
Bridport is the home of an ancient industry, the manufacture of goods from flax and hemp. The local townscapes of this industry are of great historic significance and provide the building blocks for the regeneration of its historic industrial areas.
This book emphasises the importance of institutional and charitable buildings to our understanding of Liverpool’s character and demonstrates how new uses can be found to ensure they continue to form part of the city’s historic environment.
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.
Religious and cultural diversity within Leeds has led to the building of many fine places of worship. This book traces the architectural response to Leeds’ changing faith communities and looks at the history, uses and adaptation of religious buildings.
Examines Margate’s seaside heritage and looks at its development as a destination for holiday-makers. By examining Margate’s historic identity the book proposes that Margate will be able to successfully renew itself to face future challenges.