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Bargain Gateshead - Architecture in a Changing English Urban Landscape Stockists

Gateshead has often been overshadowed by Newcastle its northern neighbour across the River Tyne yet its history is full of fascinating insights into the way in which a northern industrial town experienced the 19th and 20th centuries.This book explores this period of great change through a study of the town's everyday historic landscape. The story of industry includes the legacy of railway engineering and the construction of the Team Valley Trading Estate a nationally significant example of a state-sponsored attempt to engineer economic change. Gateshead's growth brought new civic responsibilities and the borough's public buildings - town hall libraries schools and hospitals - illustrate how services were provided.Dominating the landscape however is the housing built for the town's fast-growing population and this tells a rich story of changing lifestyles from the highly distinctive 'Tyneside flats' of the 19th century to post-war high-rise blocks. The book concludes with a discussion of the conservation of the historic environment in a new period of great change.Paperback 82pp Informed ConservationPublication Date: August 2004

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Guidebook: Stonehenge. Italian Stockists

Today visitors experience Stonehenge as a wonder of ancient achievement and an enduring symbol of mystery. But Stonehenge was built as a temple - a place of ceremony of burial and of celebration. The first Stonehenge was simple - just a circular ditch and bank perhaps with a few small upright timber posts or stones - and was constructed about 5000 years ago in the period of prehistory known as the Neolithic or New Stone Age.By about 2500 BC more and much larger stones had been brought to the site huge sarsen stones from north Wiltshire and smaller bluestones from west Wales. This marked the beginning of over 800 years of construction...

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Guidebook: York Cold War Bunker Stockists

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Guidebook: Witley Court and Gardens Stockists

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Railways and Rural Life Stockists

This beautiful photography book records the work of Sydney Walter Alfred Newton a commercial photographer who was based in Leicester in the late 19th and early 20th century. The young Newton recorded the London Extension of the Great Central Railway - the last main line - between Nottingham and London travelling the route with his camera. Significantly in addition to photographing the railway and its associated features Newton also recorded the navvy community and the rural life in the villages along the course of the line. Railway interest local history and social history intertwine to provide a unique picture of life...

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Manchesters Northern Quarter Stockists

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Guidebook: Carisbrooke Castle Stockists

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Bridport and West Bay Stockists

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The Royal Engineers at Chatham Stockists

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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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McMorran & Whitby Stockists

McMorran & Whitby are arguably one of the most unsung practices of post-war British architecture. Led from the late 1950s by Donald McMorran and George Whitby two indisputable architectural heavyweights of the post-war era the practice willingly rejected the experimentalism and fleeting faddishness that characterised the dominant paradigm of the age and from which so many of Britain's towns and cities are still blighted. The practice can be seen as part of an evolution in British classical tradition with direct linkages through other eminent figures such as Sir Edwin Lutyens and E. Vincent Harris.Their work found notable...

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