SJ6903 : Blists Hill Victorian Town, Goods Station

taken 7 years ago, near to Coalport, Telford And Wrekin, Great Britain

Blists Hill Victorian Town, Goods Station
Blists Hill Victorian Town, Goods Station
Looking up the street from the visitor centre. The replica goods station is on the right whilst on the left, is the bank. In front of the bank is a parish notice board.
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Blists Hill Victorian Town, originally called Blists Hill Open Air Museum, was opened in 1973, and has been slowly growing ever since. Built on a former industrial complex in the Madeley area of Telford, it is one of ten museums operated by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (LinkExternal link ).

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Blists Hill was an industrial region consisting of a brick and tile works, blast furnaces and coal, iron and fire clay mines. A short section of the Shropshire Canal runs across the site to the Hay Inclined Plane, which transported boats up and down the hill from Blists Hill to Coalport.

Many of the museum's buildings are recreations of buildings which stood in the area, replicas of those still standing elsewhere or original buildings that have been relocated to the museum. There are also features that were already part of the industrial site (eg the brick and tile works, the blast furnaces, Hay Inclined Plane, the canal etc).

More information can be found on the Ironbridge Museumsí website LinkExternal link
and this LinkExternal link Wikipedia article
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 13 August, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6952 0362 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.7684N 2:27.1052W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6953 0363
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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