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Teignmouth and Shaldon Bridge
This bridge carries the A379 across the River Teign. The original bridge was owned by the Teignmouth and Shaldon Bridge Company and opened on 8 June 1827.It...
Cawsands Ferry
The Cawsand Ferry service has been operating for more than one hundred years, connecting Plymouth to the beautiful beaches and villages of Cawsand and Kingsa...
Cawsands Battery
Cawsand Battery , also known as Cawsand Bay Battery or Cawsand Fort, is a former coastal fortification. The Grade II listed https://www.britishlistedbuilding...
The Stafford Riverway Link
The Stafford Riverway Link is a new name for The former Stafford Branch Canal or River Sow Navigation used to link the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal...
Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge
Emmanuel United Reformed Church in Cambridge, is located close to the centre of town, on Trumpington Street. Historically a congregational church, Emmanuel v...
The Lion Salt Works
The Lion Salt Works is a restored historic open-pan salt making site https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-pan_salt_making, in the village of Marston, close to ...
Great Mew Stone
A distinctive feature visible from Wembury Beach is the Mewstone, a triangular island which is uninhabited. In the past it has been host to a prison and a pr...
Preaching Crosses
These crosses predate the building of churches. In the 6th and 7th centuries, wooden crosses marked the spots where priests or monks preached to the local co...
National Cycle Network Route 71
This 100km cycle route is classed as a regional one, being entirely within the ceremonial county of Cheshire. The eastern end is at Tegg's Nose country park...
The Whitegate Way, Cheshire
The Whitegate Way is a 10km long traffic-free cycle route using the trackbed of the former Winsford branch of the Cheshire Lines railway which ran from a jun...
Napoleon Commemorative Stone
This stone is two pieces of Dartmoor Granite and a piece of Volcanic rock from St Helena. The stone commemorated 200 years of peace between Britain and Franc...
Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club
The RPCYC was established in 1688. It is located between The Hoe and the Barbican overlooking Plymouth Sound. It is housed in an old artillery tower which i...
Plymouth Castle
Plymouth Castle was a fortification built in the early 15th century to defend the town and harbour of Plymouth. By the end of the 16th century it had ceased ...
The Craven Heifer
The Craven Heifer was a cow which was bred by the Reverend William Carr in 1807, on the Duke of Devonshire's estate at Bolton Abbey. Carr fed her relentlessl...
BBC Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House is the headquarters of the BBC, in Portland Place and Langham Place. The first radio broadcast from the building was made on 15 March 1932...
Church of All Souls, Langham Place
All Souls Church is an Anglican church in central London, situated in Langham Place, at the north end of Regent Street. It was designed in regency style by J...
History of Castle Gardens
Brief Site History The Castle Gardens are a relatively modern municipal garden located on lands historically belonging to Leicester Castle and the Newarke C...
Waterloo station (Merseyside)
Not to be confused with its more famous namesake in London, this is a small station on the Liverpool to Southport suburban line. Electrified as early as 1904...
Church of St Barnabas, Tigley
Built in 1885 as a chapel of ease to Dartington Church. Grade II* listed. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1324985. This link also ...
St Mary's Church, Kirkby Lonsdale
St Mary's Church is constructed in stone with slate roofs. The oldest parts of the church are Norman; three doorways and the inner north arcades date from th...
Devil's Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale
Devil’s Bridge crossing the River Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale, is regarded as one of the finest mediæval bridges still existing in England https://historicenglan...
Tudno Castle Hotel
River Evenlode
The River Evenlode is a river in England which is a tributary of the Thames in Oxfordshire. It rises near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire in the Cotswold H...
Wytham Woods
Wytham Woods is an area of long-established mixed woodland noted for their high population of badgers and long-term monitoring of great tits. It is on rising...
Fort Picklecombe
Fort Picklecombe stands on the extreme south eastern coast of Cornwall, a couple of miles west of the city of Plymouth. The fort has been a residential compl...
Drake's Island
Drake's Island is a 2.6-hectare island lying in Plymouth Sound, the stretch of water south of the city of Plymouth. The rocks which make up the island are vo...
Kwik Fit
Kwik Fit is a car servicing and repair company in the United Kingdom, specialising in tyres, brakes, exhausts, MOT testing, car servicing, air conditioning r...
Europcar
Europcar is a French car rental company founded in 1949 in Paris.The head office of the holding company, Europcar Group S.A., is in the business park of Val ...
Polish Map restoration project
A summary of the work done on the Great Polish Map of Scotland, Barony Castle Hotel, Eddleston Grateful thanks to Keith Burns for this list. Commission...
Development site, Motelands, Belfast
A vacant site between the Old Holywood Road the Parkway currently (November 2017) offered for sale. The agents’ description includes “THE FACTS YOU NEED TO ...
Turkey Hall Farm Oast
Round kiln oast house.
No 6 Crescent Gardens, Belfast
Former offices now with the following application (13 October 2017) for planning permission “LA04/2017/2319/DCA Proposed change of use from office premises t...
Wallington Bridge
Wallington Bridge is a Grade I Listed Monument (List entry Number: 1002903) The three-arch bridge was constructed to carry the turnpike road from Hexham to ...
The Kilmahew Fountain
This fountain in Levengrove Park — https://www.geograph.org.uk/snippet/5911 — is so called because it was originally in the grounds of Kilmahew House, which ...
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2017 on Reigate Road
The 2017 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run took place on 5 November 2017. Because of long term roadworks on the A23 in Brixton it took a different route fr...
Oxford Circus Underground Station
Oxford Circus is a London Underground station serving Oxford Circus at the junction of Regent Street and Oxford Street, with entrances on all four corners of...
London Palladium Theatre
The London Palladium is a 2,286-seat Grade II* West End theatre located on Argyll Street in the City of Westminster. From the roster of stars who have played...
Liberty (department store)
Liberty is a department store on Great Marlborough Street in the West End of London. It sells luxury goods including women's, men's and children's fashion, c...
Carnaby Street
Carnaby Street is a pedestrianised shopping street in Soho. Close to Oxford Street and Regent Street, it is home to fashion and lifestyle retailers, includin...
Golden Square, Soho
Golden Square, is one of the historic squares of Central London. The square is just east of Regent Street and north of Piccadilly Circus. The square has feat...
Hatton Cross Underground Station
Hatton Cross is on the Heathrow branch of the London Underground Piccadilly line. It is in Travelcard Zones 5 and 6 and stands between the Great South West R...
The Eden Centre
Eden, known more popularly as the Eden Centre, is a shopping and entertainment complex in High Wycombe. With a floor area of 850,000 square feet. The centre...
Development site, Clonaver Drive, Belfast
A site, at the corner of the Circular Road and Clonaver Drive, currently (November 2017) occupied by three blocks of flats. Now offered for sale and descr...
Eynsham Lock
Eynsham Lock is on the River Thames. It is on the southern bank near Swinford Oxfordshire. The lock was one of the last pound locks built on the Thames bein...
Swinford Toll Bridge
Swinford Toll Bridge is a privately owned toll bridge across the River Thames. It crosses the river just above Eynsham Lock, between the village of Eynsham o...
B4044 Road
The B4044 runs 4 miles from Eynsham to Botley, west of Oxford. https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=B4044
Liverpool Extension Line (NCN62)
Opened in 1879/80 by the Cheshire Lines Committee, this important freight artery ran from Hunts Cross on the Liverpool to Manchester line northwards to Aintr...
Claydon, Suffolk
Claydon is a village just north of Ipswich in Suffolk. The meaning of the name is 'clay-on-the-hill'. The village gives its name to the hundred of Bosme...
The Piccadilly Theatre
The Piccadilly Theatre is a West End theatre located in Denman Street, behind Piccadilly Circus and adjacent to the Regent Palace Hotel. The theatre opened i...
Priory Church of St Mary, Tutbury
Still a largely Norman church, which being a monastic church and always quite large did not receive major Gothic period enhancements. The church was found...
Lindsay's Leap Quarries
GSNI use the term Lindsay's Leap to cover both quarries. Lindsay's Leap is actually within the working quarry and refers to a waterfall which plunges into th...
London Bridge Signalbox (London Bridge Area Signaling Centre)
London Bridge Area Signalling Centre (ASC) is a signalling centre on the Kent Route of Network Rail, principally covering the line from London (Charing Cross...
Church of St Michael Paternoster Royal
Grade I listed. https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/St Michael Paternoster Royal is a church in the City of London. The original building, which was f...
Bodnant Garden
One of the National Trust's most popular properties in Wales, Bodnant is unusual in that the main house is not open to the public. What attracts visitors is ...
If at first you do not succeed...
... try and try again. Having found it shut twice in recent years, I was just coming home from work a different way (road works) when I spotted a funeral com...
Construction on former site of Bonhill Primary School
The old school building that stood here (the site is across the road from the present-day Bonhill Primary School) was made of red sandstone. After it had alr...
New lock and footbridge, River Lagan, Stranmillis, Belfast
There is a proposal to re-open part of the former Lagan navigation (the River Lagan and the long-closed Lagan canal) by building a new lock at Stranmillis, j...
Lowbyer Manor Country House
A decent Hotel or B&B on the edge of Alston in a Georgian former farm house. This is a grade II listed building (see https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/...
Royal Hotel (redevelopment), Bangor
A landmark building, built in 1932 and closed in October 2014. There is the following application (28 September 2017) for planning permission to redevelop t...
St Lawrence's church, Evesham
Grade II* listed. This is one of two parish churches in the precincts of Evesham Abbey. The original church on this site was first mentioned in 1195, a...
B400 Road
The B400 is a short B-road on the edge of the City of London. The route is one-way northbound and called Chancery Lane for its entire length, thus associati...
All Saints' church, Evesham
Grade I listed All Saints’ church is one of two parish churches in the precinct of Evesham Abbey, and it shares the churchyard of Saint Lawrence's churc...
The A169
The A169 travels for 23½ miles through the Vale of Pickering and across the moors of North Yorkshire Moors from the A64 Malton by-pass across to Newholm, jus...
Cooley Point
The 6m high cliffs running some 400m between Templetown and Cooley Point are the product of glaciomarine sedimentation some 15,000BP. The cliffs exhibit four...
Littlehampton Station
Littlehampton station is in Littlehampton. The station and the trains serving it are operated by Southern. The station is a terminus at the end of a short b...
B2187 Road
The B2187 runs 3 miles through Littlehampton, from Littlehampton to Rustington. https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=B2187
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Littlehampton
The medieval church of St Mary's was rebuilt in 1826 by G Draper, then rebuilt again in 1934 by Randoll Blacking. The present building is a large brick churc...
Thetford Power Station
Thetford is largest power station in Britain running on poultry litter, consuming 420,000 tonnes of litter (a mixture of straw, wood chips and poultry droppi...
Disraeli Monument
A special gift from Mary Anne to her husband Benjamin Disraeli, this monument was erected in honour of Disraeli's father, Isaac. Mary Anne spoke of Isaac as ...
The National Centre for Birds of Prey
The National Centre for Birds of Prey opened in 2013; it is set in the ancient woodlands of Duncombe Park on the outskirts of Helmsley. The centre has around...
Sunrise Behind Captain Cook
I blame Michael Fish
Ever since the Great Hurricane weather reporters, have erred on the side of extreme caution with the forecast. Hence on the morning of travel the Met Office ...
Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey was a 7th century monastery that later became a Benedictine abbey. The abbey and its possessions were confiscated by the crown during the Dissol...
The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Whitby
The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin is situated on Whitby's east cliff, close to the ruins of Whitby Abbey overlooking the town and the mouth of the River Es...
Bodrhyddan Hall
The hall is the home of Lord Langford and his family who also own Rhuddlan Castle. It is Grade I listed https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/300001361-bo...
Beningbrough Hall and Gardens
Beningbrough Hall is a large Georgian mansion situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) north west of York, near the village of Beningbrough. It was built in 17...
Nos 26-44 Little Patrick Street, Belfast
A long-term vacant site, at the corner of Nelson Street, with the following application (5 October 2017) for planning permission “LA04/2017/2306/F Developmen...
Nos 53-57 Shore Road, Belfast
The corner of the Shore Road and St Vincent Street, at the southern end of Seaview football ground, with the following application (6 October 2017) for plann...
Chirk Castle and grounds
A 13th century fortification outside the town of Chirk near Wrexham, that has been in the hands of the National Trust since 1978. The castle itself is gra...
Plas Newydd, Llangollen
Plas Newydd is a half-timbered house, 18th century or earlier, in extensive grounds on the hillside to the south of Llangollen. It is known for its carved ...
The Craven Cracoean Reef Belt
The Craven Cracoean Reef Belt (CCRB) is an area of geology from Settle to Burnsall in North Yorkshire related to a Lower Carboniferous (Visean - Brigantian) ...
Derelict shops, Saintfield
A row of derelict shops at the Main Street end of the Ballynahinch Road. Long vacant and (from checking the NI planning portal on 25 October 2017) without a...
Bedfordshire Golf Club
Bedfordshire Golf Club is located to the east of Stagsden, Bedfordshire. It was established in 1891 and the current course designed in 2000. It is ranked as ...
Clay Way
The Clay Way is a 11.5 mile linear walk which stretches the length of the Forest of Marston Vale taking in spectacular views of the Vale, Greensand Ridge and...
The Thorns Nature Reserve
The Thorns is a 40ha site to the south-west of Bromham. It consists of a small area of woodland (part of Hanger Wood SSSI), a field to the east which is bei...
Dwyrain Corwen / Corwen East station
The suffix "East" does not imply the existence of two stations in Corwen - there never was more than one railway station in the town, and never will be. But...
Ladycross Quarry & Nature Reserve
Ladycross Stone has been quarried by hand at Ladycross Quarry for at least 300 years (no explosives are used) and is one of the few remaining quarries where ...
Peebles Wood Market
The annual Wood Market is part of the Tweed Valley Forest Festival, giving the public a chance to see equipment and techniques used in forestry. The market a...
Church of St Paul, Covent Garden
St Paul's Church is located in Bedford Street, Covent Garden. It was designed by Inigo Jones as part of a commission for the 4th Earl of Bedford in 1631. Co...
The Hippodrome
The Hippodrome is a building on the corner of Cranbourn Street and Charing Cross Road. The name hippodrome was derived from animal acts forming a significant...
Prince of Wales Theatre
The Prince of Wales Theatre is a West End theatre in Coventry Street, near Leicester Square in London. It was established in 1884 and rebuilt in 1937, and ex...
Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space of London's West End, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. Piccadilly now links dir...
Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, Piccadilly Circus
At the southeastern side of the Circus, stands the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, erected in 1892–1893 to commemorate the works of Lord Shaftesbury, a Victor...
B2140 Road
The B2140 runs 5 miles from Littlehampton to Angmering. https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=B2140
Hereward Way
Hereward Way is a 110 mile long footpath that links the Viking Way at Oakham with the Peddars Way at Knettishall Heath, near Thetford. The path takes its na...
Church of All Saints', Santon
This church was rebuilt in 1628 on the site of a medieval church. One of the walls of the medieval church may have been reused. The chancel and tower were re...