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Harbury Cutting
Paths from Bowers to Greetland Wall Nook, SE0620 and SE0621
Bowers is a house on Saddleworth Road. It is listed Grade II, built in 1614 with additions later in the 17C and alterations in the 19C. It is named on Jeffre...
Dn na Ban-ige
Dùn na Ban-òige is variously the Fort of the Rich Woman or the Fort of the Young Woman. The following description is taken from the RCHAHMS site at http://c...
HMS "Caroline", Belfast
HMS “Caroline” (pennant number unknown) was a “C” class cruiser built by Cammell Laird [[2257153]] and commissioned in 1914. The vessel was in active servic...
Collyhurst War Memorial
The Collyhurst War Memorial was erected by public subscription and unveiled by the Rt. Hon Earl of Derby KG (Secretary of State for War) on 23 May 1923 to co...
Oxford Road station nostalgia
I used to travel regularly by train from Altrincham to Manchester Oxford Road in the 1970s. That line is now part of Metrolink. Oxford Road station has not...
The Binn Royd track, Norland
Binn Royd was an ancient hall and cross-wing timber framed house, encased in the 16C by the Briggs family. The 17C features are from the house that was repla...
Lowfield Heath Windmill
Lowfield Heath Windmill is a grade II listed http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-430357-lowfield-heath-windmill-charlwood-surrey post mill at Charlwo...
Tiptree Marina
A small marina by the River Cam. located at Tiptree Farm, Priors Fen.
Sandbach railway station
Sandbach is the first stop on the line from Crewe to Manchester, a line laid out in 1842 by the Manchester & Birmingham Railway on a straight line from Crewe...
Dublin Castle sand sculptures
A team of three Irish artists calling themselves Duthain Dealbh (which translates as 'Fleeting Sculptures') create these remarkable works. After successful e...
B1079 Road
The B1079 is a rural B-road in east Suffolk. It starts in two separate places on the B1438 (former A12) in Woodbridge, owing to the one-way system. Outbound...
Hollas Lane, Norland
Hollas was a farm at SE074228. It is marked on Jefferys's map of 1775 and named Hollas Fold on Myers's map of the Parish of Halifax, 1835, and on the 1850 si...
Ships of Caledonian MacBrayne Limited
Caledonian MacBrayne Limited (CalMac) was formed in 1973 following the merger of the Caledonian Steam Packet Limited and David MacBrayne Limited. Ownership p...
Russell Square
Russell Square is a large garden square in Bloomsbury. It is near the University of London's main buildings and the British Museum. To the north is Woburn Pl...
Bateswood Country Park
Bateswood Country Park, north-west of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire and adjacent to the village of Halmer End, is designated as a Local Nature Reserv...
Bateswood SWT Reserve
A former opencast coal mining site, the plateau at Bateswood was formed by the heavy subsoil exposed during mining. The 24.7ha site is now managed by Staffor...
Bracebridge sewage pumping station
Built in 1881 it housed a pair of steam powered beam engines to pump sewage to the sewage farm. These were replaced by electric pumps after the Second World ...
Heartbreak Hill
Heartbreak Hill was the site of an experimental farm in the early 1930s to provide vegetables and work for the unemployed of East Cleveland. A decline in the...
Stone Station
Stone station is located on a junction of the Colwich to Manchester spur of the West Coast Main Line, but has platforms only on the branch from Stafford to S...
Stoke On Trent Station
Stoke-on-Trent station is a mainline station on the Stafford to Manchester branch of the West Coast Main Line. The station also provides an interchange betwe...
St Mary's church, Leigh
Grade II* listed. The church consists of a west tower of four stages dating from the 15th century, although only 9 feet of the tower was originally buil...
M5 Construction Earthmovers
In August 1967 work began on extending the M5 motorway south from junction 8, its junction with the M50, the 'Ross Spur'. This section of motorway crosses t...
Church of St Luke, Shireoaks
Financed by the Duke of Newcastle, the local colliery owner, for his colliers who "badly want it". He commissioned the well known Nottingham architect T C Hi...
Kirkstall Forge Station, Leeds to Shipley line
A new railway station is being constructed on the Leeds to Shipley line at Kirkstall Forge. It will serve the planned development on the brownfield site at K...
Towpath Works in Kirkstall & Newlay, winter 2014-15
The towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal between Kirkstall Bridge (SE258354) and Newlay Bridge (SE2400366) has been undergoing major restoration during t...
Church of St Nicholas, Charlwood
The Church of St Nicholas, Charlwood is the parish church of Charlwood. With a 12th-century tower and nave section and examples of 13th to 15th century art, ...
St Mary's church, Chiddingstone
Grade II*listed The church is built from local sandstone with tiled roofs, and dates from the early 14th century, although there were probably churches ...
Reach Lode
Reach Lode is a man made waterway in Cambridgeshire, probably dating from Roman Times. The Lode runs 5km from the village of Reach to join the River Cam at U...
Oversland Grange Oast
A single round kiln was removed around the 1950's.
B2155 Road
The B2155 is a short road (1km) running inland from the sea in Southsea at South Parade to Albert Rd. It starts on the A288 South Parade, a short distance f...
Southsea Common
The common was bought from the War Ddepartmeent in 1922. The area is adjacent to the popular seafront promenade and beach, which is ideal for kite flying, p...
St Peter's church, Hever
Grade I listed Parts of the church date from the late 13th century when the north aisle and part of the nave were built. There was an earlier Norman chu...
Fosters Oast
Former three round kiln oast house. The kilns were removed sometime after the 1960's. The building was rebuilt and as a dwelling in 2009.
subsidence
Wharton Lane Presbyterian Church was founded around 1850 and closed around 1970. The building was at risk of mining subsidence from the local pits, so the me...
A5204 Road
This is a short road through the west End of London. It runs 1.3 miles from Edgware Road to Tottenham Court Road. http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.p...
Penicuik House
Penicuik House was built in 1761 in the Palladian style by Sir James Clerk, with the later addition of wings either side. The house caught fire in 1899, leav...
B5358 Road
The B5358 runs 7 miles through Cheshire from Herald Green to Prestbury
Edgeley Junction Signalboxes
Two new boxes were provided at Edgeley Junction (south of Stockport) in 1884 by the London & North Western Railway in connection with substantial enlargement...
Harworth Colliery No.1 shaft winding tower, January 2015
The No.1 shaft winding tower at Harworth colliery was built in 1989 and represents the last major construction at a British coal mine. It is a prominent lan...
The Sea of Stones
The 'Sea of Stones' is an extensive series of shingle (or rather, pebble and cobble) ridges sub-parallel to the coastline and stretching inland about half a ...
Dunguaire Castle
Dunguaire (or Dungory) Castle was built in 1520 and was first occupied by the O’Hyne family, a descendant of the 7th Century King Guaire of Connacht. The ea...
Charlwood
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlwood
Phoenix Gas posters, Northern Ireland
A collection of photographs showing the Phoenix Gas advertising posters used in the eastern part of Northern Ireland. The posters are eye-catching and humo...
Queen's Theatre
The Queen's Theatre is a West End theatre located in Shaftesbury Avenue on the corner of Wardour Street in the City of Westminster. It opened on 8 October 19...
Gielgud Theatre
The Gielgud Theatre is a West End theatre, located on Shaftesbury Avenue, at the corner of Rupert Street. The house currently has 986 seats on three levels. ...
Carlisle Castle
The castle dates back to 1093 when William II of England started construction on what was the site of a Roman fort. The prime function of the castle was to p...
North Worcestershire Path
The North Yorkshire Path was created in the 1980's and is a relatively short long distance path. Originally it ran 27 miles (43 km) from the Kingsford Countr...
The Apollo Theatre
The Apollo Theatre is a Grade II listed West End theatre, on Shaftesbury Avenue. Designed by architect Lewin Sharp for owner Henry Lowenfeld, it became the f...
The Lyric Theatre
The Lyric Theatre is a West End theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. Designed by the architect C. J. Phipps, it was built by the producer Henry Leslie with profit...
A4201 Road
A 2.5 mile road in central london from Piccadilly Circus to Camden Town. http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=A4201
The "Byford Dolphin", Belfast
The following is a part quotation from a press release dated 14 January 2015 issued by Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries Limited “Harland and Wolff (H&W) anno...
ATS Euromaster
ATS is the UK affiliate of the European tyre service provider Euromaster, with over 340 service centres in the UK. As well as selling and fitting tyres they ...
Criterion Theatre
The Criterion Theatre is a West End theatre situated on Piccadilly Circus in the City of Westminster. It has an official capacity of 588. Grade II* listed. ...
Church of St James, Piccadilly
St James's Church, Piccadilly, also known as St James's Church, Westminster and as St James-in-the-Fields, is an Anglican church on Piccadilly. It was design...
St James's Square
St. James's Square is the only square in the exclusive St James's district of the City of Westminster. It has predominantly Georgian and neo-Georgian archite...
St Lawrence church, Bidborough
Grade II*listed The church, originally linked to the church at Leigh, dates from the 12th century onwards and was rebuilt in 1876 by Ewan Christian. The v...
St James's Palace
St James's Palace (sometimes incorrectly spelled St James' Palace) is the official residence of the sovereign and the most senior royal palace in the United ...
Avenham and Miller Parks, Preston
Avenham and Miller Parks are adjoining Parks that lie in the picturesque Avenham valley on the north bank of the River Ribble close to Preston city centre an...
Warenford Auxiliary Unit Operational Base
Images of the Operational Base (OB) near Warenford village. For further information, refer to http://www.coleshillhouse.com/warenford-ob-and-auxiliary-unit.php
Co-operative Department Store, Newgate Street
Preston Cenotaph
Appleby railway station
Appleby is a town of around 2500 residents, located around 30 miles south east of carlisle and around 42 miles north west of Settle by rail. The station o...
Development site Kingsway, Dunmurry
A substantial development site, between Kingsway and Dunmurry Lane described by the selling agents as “The cleared site, formerly occupied by Locksley Furnit...
Carman Muir (SE) pylon access track
The track was made in 2014 to provide access to overhead lines for refurbishment. It begins beside the remains of Nether Dalquhurn Farm — http://www.geograph...
Sir Bobby Robson
Preston Railway Station
Preston railway station is a major station on the West Coast Main Line, about half-way between London and Glasgow. It is served by Northern Rail, Virgin Trai...
Rusheen Bay
Marked on old maps as White Strand, Rusheen Bay is a shallow and sheltered lagoon off Galway Bay, protected from the sea by a group of drumlins. Its shelter...
Harrogate Bus Station
Harrogate bus station is managed by the Harrogate & District bus company. The bus station is situated in Harrogate Town Centre just off Station Parade less ...
The Core, Newcastle Science City
River Smite
The River Smite is a tributary of the River Devon, that flows for 20 miles through Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, England. The source is to be found nea...
B692 Road
The B692 is a downgraded 2 mile section of the A46, following the traditional route between Saxondale, and Margidunum roundabouts. It's very useful for local...
St John the Baptist church, Penshurst
Grade I listed The church consists of a western tower, nave with north and south arcade and clerestory, chancel and south Chapel. The church is near to P...
Hughenden - St Michael & All Angels
Although originally dating from the C14th, the church of St Michael & All Angels in Hughenden was almost entirely rebuilt in 1875 by Sir A.W. Blomfield, and...
St Luke's church, Chiddingstone Causeway
Grade II* listed The church started in 1873 as a place for the spiritual welfare of the increasing population, partly due to the growth of the cricket bat...
Welborne
A very small village in Norfolk. The village has no services except a round towered church.
Church of All Saints', Welborne
Grade II* listed. http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-226540-church-of-all-saints-runhall-norfolk One of the 124 round tower churches in Norfolk. A...
Stewkley - St Michael
St Michael in the large village of Stewkley is one of the most complete and unaltered Norman churches in Britain. Only the south porch and south vestry from ...
St Mary's church, Sundridge
Grade I listed The church (first mentioned in 862) dates from the 12th C. and was extended in the 13th C. when the aisles were added. It was renovated an...
Ifield Wood
Ifield Wood is an open access, mixed deciduous woodland near Isfield on the northern edge of Crawley.
The Raking Pit at Caistor St Edmund
Located right beside Caistor Lane > http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4310737 near the parish boundary with Poringland, the Raking Pit dates from 1085, when i...
Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
The Portsmouth Pyramids Centre (also known as the Pyramids) is an indoor leisure complex in Southsea. It has a swimming pool/water park, a live arena, and f...
Solar wall at Napier University
Part of the Merchiston Campus of Napier University. A note at the base of the bank of solar panels [the right hand part - the left hand is simply 1960s windo...
The King's Bastion, Long Curtain Battery & Spur Redoubt
This is the only surviving section of the ramparts and moat, which once enclosed the old town. The spur Redoubt is a small triangular shaped fort or redoub...
The Round Tower
The site was originally occupied by a wooden tower before being replaced by a stone one. The wooden tower was built between 1418 and 1426 on the orders of K...
The Square Tower
The tower was built in 1494 as part fortifications and as a home to the governor of Portsmouth. In 1584 it was converted to a gunpowder store, the governor m...
A288 Road
The A288 runs 6 miles from Hilsea to portsmouth via Southsea. http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=A288
Great Bealings
Great Bealings is a small village in Suffolk. Its nearest towns are Ipswich (6 miles away) and Woodbridge (2.6 miles). The village does not have an obvious c...
River Lark (South Suffolk)
The River Lark is a short river (approx. 5km) that rises near Grundisburgh and flows south east to join the River Fynn near Woodbridge. Not to be confused wi...
Carlisle railway station
A Grade II* listed building http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1196969 , designed in Tudor style for the Caledonian Railway Company b...
Poringland Community Wood
Several paths lead from the small carpark beside the public footpath off Carr Lane into Poringland Community Wood. The wood is a large area recently planted...
Her Majesty's Theatre
Her Majesty's Theatre is a West End theatre situated on Haymarket. The present building was designed by Charles J. Phipps and was constructed in 1897 for act...
Theatre Royal Haymarket
The Theatre Royal Haymarket (also known as Haymarket Theatre or the Little Theatre) is a West End theatre in the Haymarket in the City of Westminster which d...
Former St Joseph's convent, Sussex Place, Belfast
The former St Joseph’s Convent of Mercy, at the corner of Sussex Place and Joy Street, was completed in 1880 to a design by Alexander McAlister. Part of the...
Carman Muir (NW) pylon access track
Vehicle tracks made in 2014 during overhead line refurbishment. Carman Muir was entered from the southern side of Cardross Road, at [[NS36917883]], allowing ...
Changes at Stonehenge
The Stonehenge World Heritage Site is operated by English Heritage. They invested £27 million in a new visitor centre at Airman's Cross about 2km from the s...