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Hadrian's Wall is a towering achievement of military engineering and a monument to the power of one of the greatest empires in world history. Stretching across the spine of England from the North-East coast to the Irish Sea the line of the frontier extends for over 100 miles (160 km) through every type of landscape: from the streets of urban Tyneside through arable fields; along the crags of the wild Whin Sill; to the sands of the Solway and down the coast of Cumbria. It was more than just a wall: it was a whole military zone designed to control movement across the northern frontier of the Roman Britain. Great earthwork barriers survive along with the remains of forts and temporary camps; watch-towers and fortified gates; civilian settlements temples cemeteries bath-houses roads and bridges.Drawing upon the extensive expertise and unrivalled archives of English Heritage and those of the county Historic Environment Records this map depicts the fruits of modern archaeological research: in field survey geophysics excavation and the analysis of aerial photographs.Using Ordnance Survey 1:25000 data - the ideal scale for walkers - this revised new map shows with great clarity all the elements of Hadrian's Wall and distinguishes between those features that are visible and those that have been levelled through time. A brief text explains the remains on the ground and how to use the map to find them - including the museums and the best places to visit. This World Heritage Site is now more accessible than ever before so see the landscape through new eyes.Published: February 2014

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Played in Liverpool Stockists

Becher's Brook at Aintree the legendary Kop at Anfield the 18th tee at Hoylake - just three hallowed Liverpool landmarks on the map of international sport. But sporting heritage on Merseyside permeates the entire region and its unique cultural legacy.In Played in Liverpool the fourth of English Heritage's groundbreaking Played in Britain series social historian Ray Physick guides the reader on an intimate tour of the city's lesser known sporting treasures; from the site of the 19th century Liverpool Olympics on Mount Vernon and the dockside location of Britain's first municipal swimming baths to the football...

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The Repair of Historic Buildings: Stockists

A revised work offering comprehensive advice on how damage from inadequate maintenance can be avoided. It remains aware that a programme of repair must take into account a building's unique character condition and historical development and covers principles and methods of repair.Paperback 76ppPub Date: February 1995

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Swindon: The Legacy of a Railway Town Stockists

'In the pioneering days of early Victorian railway engineering the decision of Gooch and Brunel to locate an engine house and works just to the north of Swindon led to the creation of a sizeable engineering enterprise and a new settlement.The Great Western Railway became by far the largest employer in the region and for more than a century the fortunes of the town were inseparably linked with the development of the railway.In 1984 however many of the works buildings were under threat due to rationalisation within British Rail Engineering Ltd. Consequently many of the buildings were listed and a photographic record was begun....

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Work Stockists

The working day for the majority of us in 21st century England usually involves long hours spent in front of a computer screen or working in service industries. The photographs in this book evoke a time when work for the majority of people in this country meant long hours of hard manual labour toiling in factories or working the land.The images are of men breaking stones by hand in a quarry; women working in cotton mills; children packing tea. Industries which have all but disappeared from these shores - mining shipbuilding and fishing are depicted. Many of the photographs show rural life before the impact of mechanisation...

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Englands Schools Stockists

For most of us school was our first detailed experience of a building outside the homes of our parents friends and relations. Many people react emotionally when their old school charged with so many memories is closed or demolished. Not all school buildings are worthy of designation but many are major local landmarks and demonstrate an important part of our society's evolution.This book aims to raise awareness of the wide range of school buildings built in England from the Reformation to the Millennium and discusses which buildings may be worthy of greater appreciation and preservation. It summarises the development of...

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Guidebook: Grimes Graves Stockists

Grime’s Graves were the first Neolithic flint mines to be recognised as such in England. The shallow depressions – over 400 in all – that created such a mysterious lunar-like landscape represent the infilled shafts and pits of these mines which were dug about 5000 years ago. Here prehistoric miners dug deep beneath the ground to extract the fine quality jet-black flint from which they fashioned tools weapons and ceremonial objects. Visitors today can descend one of the shafts to see the radiating galleries in which the miners worked.This guidebook provides a tour of this extraordinary site and explains the...

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Haughmond Abbey Stockists

Haughmond Abbey was a prosperous house of Augustinian Canons north-east of Shrewsbury.  Today it is an extensive ruin in the guardianship of English Heritage.The work reported on had its origins in excavations carried out in and near the cloister in 1975-79 but the scope has been broadened to place the site in its historical theological architectural and landscape context.  The finds from the excavations and previous clearance work including significant groups of Romanesque sculpture funerary monuments pottery and floor tiles are the subject of a full range of specialist reports.  There is a comprehensive analysis...

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Guidebook: Stokesay Castle Stockists

Stokesay Castle is one of the finest fortified manor houses in England.Built in the 1280s by the fabulously rich wool merchant Laurence of Ludlow it stands in a peaceful Shropshire valley an exceptionally picturesque ensemble of 13th century towers magnificent great hall and a delightful gatehouse built in 1640. Among its many treasures are its medieval staircase and tiled floor and its richly carved 17th century chamber.This new guide beautifully illustrated with plans maps and historical images includes a tour of the site and a history of the castle and the characters who lived there.Key Features:40 pagesPaperbackPublished...

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Guidebook: Battle Abbey and Battlefield Stockists

The Battle of Hastings 14th October 1066 was the most famous battle fought on English soil and its consequences are still felt after nearly 1000 years. William the Conqueror built Battle Abbey on the exact place where King Harold died and it thrived as a Benedictine abbey for over 400 years. This guide includes a tour of the battlefield and the imposing abbey buildings and a history of the site illustrated with full-colour maps reconstruction drawings and historical images.Key Features:48 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2007

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Stonehenge and Avebury Map Stockists

Stonehenge and Avebury. Exploring the World Heritage Site. Map 1:10 000 Scale.Ideal for walkers and anyone wishing to explore the fascinating landscape of Stonehenge and AveburyA UNESCO World Heritage Site - internationally important for its unique prehistoric landscapeThe Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site is internationally important for its outstanding prehistoric monuments. Stonehenge is the most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world while Avebury is the largest. Around them lie numerous other monuments and sites which demonstrate over 2000 years of continuous use. Together they...

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