Stourport-on-Severn

    SubTitle

    Pioneer Town of the Canal Age
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        31 May 2007

        Summary

        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.
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        9920583

        Main Summary

          Today many English towns, adjusting to the needs of the 21st century, are turning to the historic environment as a means of reinforcing their identity and distinctiveness, precious attributes in a town's local and regional profile. For Stourport-on-Severn, this special identity is written large in the central part of the town, for there can be few places with such a strong association with a single determining feature - for Stourport, its canal infrastructure - and with a discrete period of development - in this case, the period 1770 to 1850. The regeneration of Stourport depends on many things but the protection and presentation of its historic environment must lie at the centre of efforts to bring new life to the town.

          Understanding how Stourport assumed its present form is crucial to public enjoyment of the place and to the planning of change and this book aims to contribute to both aspects by celebrating the town's unique qualities and character.

          Additional Information

          Series

          Informed Conservation

          Author

          Colum Giles

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          210mm

          Number of Illustrations

          79

          Number of Pages

          88

          ISBN

          9781905624362

          Contents

            Acknowledgements
            Foreword
            1. Lower Mitton before the canal
            2. The canal arrives
            Building the canal basins: the first phase
            The Tontine Hotel
            3. The later development of the canal estate
            Water Supply
            The canal estate: decline
            Stourport: the premier canal town
            4. The development of the town
            The character of the new town
            The town acquires facilities
            5. Stourport after 1840: diversification and adaptation
            6. Stourport today and in the future
            Notes
            References and further reading

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