Bargain London Wallpapers Stockists

Bargain London Wallpapers Stockists

London Wallpapers first published in 1992 has long been out of print. In this new revised edition there is a substantially enlarged list of wallpaper manufacturers in all their various guises; stationers paper stainers paper hanging manufacturers paper hangers even - Thomas William Paul fancy cabinet maker & paper stainer. The list has doubled in size to nearly 800 names covering the longer period 1690 to 1840. Also included for the first time is a particularly fine water-colour of a hand-block printer at work c.1880; a time when the process had achieved its apogee but had not yet been totally replaced by mechanical printing methods.The book describes the method in which rag-based paper was made for wallpaper use the manner in which wallpaper was printed using hand-carved wooden blocks - with a detailed description of printing flock papers a fashion for which has recently re-emerged. There is a brief description of the taxes on wallpaper introduced in 1712 and which still govern the normal length of paper today. The various ways that paper were designed and the methods by which wallpaper was hung are also covered. Finally in the text there is an examination of how the London wallpaper trade worked looking briefly at one of the great eighteenth century paper stainers Thomas Bromwich at the Sign of the Golden Lyon on Ludgate Hill near St Paul's Churchyard.The book has 16 black and white pictures mostly of eighteenth century trade cards used by wallpaper merchants as advertisements and for writing out receipts. Most notably the book has 40 full colour plates of London made wallpapers with descriptions of each paper and the house from which it came.Published:November 2009

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Mapping Ancient Landscapes in Northamptonshire Stockists

Aerial reconnaissance and the National Mapping Programme project in Northamptonshire have recovered and mapped evidence of archaeological activity of widely varying character from field systems through settlement remains to funerary monuments and ranging in period from the Neolithic to the 20th century.This volume presents research and analyses the project's results. The introduction is followed by two chapters that consider the reasons for the biases in the distribution of aerial photographic evidence. The first of these chapters reviews the history of aerial reconnaissance and mapping in Northamptonshire. The second considers...

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Played in Birmingham Stockists

Played in Birmingham is the fifth book in a groundbreaking English Heritge series celebrating Britain's rich and diverse sporting heritage.Lavishly illustrated and adopting a completely new approach to the study of sporting and urban history Played in Birmingham leads readers along a trail of fascinating locations and little known buildings landscapes and waterscapes in all corners of the city and its surrounds.Birmingham is a city founded upon hard work enterprise and civic pride. Its stock of historic public baths includes three of the oldest operational swimming pools in Britain. In 1888 a Birmingham draper was responsible...

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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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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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Birdoswald Stockists

Birdoswald built on a high spur between the River Irthing and Midgeholme Moss was the eleventh fort from the east end of Hadrian's Wall. The antiquarian Reginald Bainbrigg described its 'great ruynes' in 1599 but archaeological excavations only began in 1850. Later excavations include work by Francis Haverfield F G Simpson and Ian Richmond.The 1987-92 excavations directed by Tony Wilmott and reported here explored a long and complex stratified sequence dating from the second to the twentieth centuries. Work concentrated on buildings either side of the via principalis but also included investigation of the northern...

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Guidebook: Berwick Barracks and Fortifications Stockists

Just four kilometres south of the Scottish border Berwick-upon-Tweed is one of the finest surviving fortified towns in Britain. Standing at the mouth of the River Tweed it guarded the river crossing of the main route from London to Edinburgh its defences kept in readiness for war from medieval times until the 19th century.Repeatedly besieged raided and surrendered in 300 years of violent dispute between the Scots and the English it changed hands 13 times. The remains of its medieval castle high above the river its massive Elizabethan walls and bastions and the 18th century elegance of Ravensdown Barracks still dominate and...

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Guidebook: Wroxeter Roman City Stockists

Wroxeter Roman City - Viriconium Cornoviorum - was once the fourth largest town in Roman Britain. Founded in the mid 1st Century AD as a legionary fortress the town was established in the 90s AD. The town was deserted apart from the area round the Church of St Andrew.Only the ruined wall known as the 'Old Work' in the centre of the Roman city and the town's defences indicated that there had once been a town here. The town reverted to farmland its fields producing crops alongside artefacts and building stone eventually attracting the attention of antiquarians. In 1859 archaeologists began excavating by...

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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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Silbury Hill Stockists

Silbury Hill the largest prehistoric mound in Europe has long been an enigma. Set within the chalk downlands of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site it is traditionally thought to have been the burial place of King Sil. First investigated in 1776 then again in 1849 successive archaeological interventions culminated in Professor Richard Atkinson’s televised campaign in the late 1960s.Following the dramatic collapse of the 1776 excavation shaft at the summit of the Hill in 2000 detailed surveys revealed that voids associated with the earlier excavations existed deep within the mound. Mindful of potential damage...

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Guidebook: Bolsover Castle Stockists

Perched on a ridge high above the vale Bolsover Castle is an extraordinary 17th century aristocratic retreat containing exceptional wall-paintings and interiors. The riding house is the earliest in England to survive complete.Bolsover Castle was founded in the late 11th century and seized by the Crowin in 1155 but neglected from the middle of the 14th century. Its ruins provided the setting for the Little Castle an exquisite miniature house begun in 1612 by Charles Cavendish as a retreat from his principal seat at nearby Welbeck.His son William inherited in 1617 and over the next half-century added the Terrace and Riding House...

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