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Nendrum Monastic Site
Nendrum Monastery was a Christian monastery on Mahee Island in Strangford Lough. Medieval records say it was founded in the 5th century, but this is uncertai...
Mahee Castle
Mahee Castle, also known as Nendrum Castle, is a small ruined tower house near Nendrum Monastery on Mahee Island in Strangford Lough. It was built in 1570 by...
Eccles Interchange
Eccles Interchange is a transport hub in Eccles. It is composed of a bus station, and a single-platform Metrolink light rail station, the latter of which is ...
Ladywell Metrolink Station
Ladywell is a tram stop on the Eccles Line of Greater Manchester's light rail Metrolink system. It is located in the Ladywell area of the City of Salford, in...
A5185 road
The A5185 runs 1.3 miles from Eccles [[7257351]] to Swinton Park. https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=A5185
Weaste Metrolink Station
Weaste is a tram stop on the Eccles Line of Greater Manchester's light rail Metrolink system. It opened in 1999 as part of Phase 2 of the network's expansion...
Church of St Giles, Kingston.
A small church with a simple unaisled nave and chancel (no chapels), and an added 15th century West tower. There are also a 19th century vestry and North por...
Oats
The oat (Avena sativa), is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name (usually in the plural). While oats are suitable for...
Oban
Oban is an important town on the west coast of Scotland. Although its population is only a little over 8,000 this number can be tripled in the peak tourist s...
Staffa
The isle of Staffa has a fame disproportionate to its size due to the hexagonal columnar basalt rock which forms "the Great Face of Staffa" and several notab...
Ferrybridge old bridge
There has been a bridge here since 1198, being built by the De Lacys of Pontefract to replace the original ford. There was a later 14th century stone bridge ...
The Bridgnorth Cliff Railway
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway is England’s oldest and steepest inland electric funicular railway. The Bridgnorth Castle Hill Railway Company Ltd was registered in...
The Battle of Evesham
The Battle of Evesham took place on 4 August 1265 and was the second of two major battles which took place during the Second Barons' War. The previous year S...
The Torpel Way
The Torpel Way is an 11 mile route linking Stamford and Peterborough. It passes through the Torpel Manor Field (TF 1116 0543, next to the Roman road, 'King S...
42 Staithe Street, Wells
Grade II Listed 18th or early 19th century building. It was listed in 1972 as Moyshiel Restaurant but it was known as Mayshiel House. Planning approved, in 1...
B8021 road
The B8021 runs 10 miles from Melvaig to Gairloch [[7253476]]. https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=B8021
B2 (Northern Ireland)
The B2 runs 60 miles from Downpatrick to Loughgilly. https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=B2_(Northern_Ireland)
B7 (Northern Ireland)
The B7 runs 40 miles from Shringley to Warrenpoint. https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=B7_(Northern_Ireland)
Kings Arms, Blakeney
The Kings Arms describes itself as a Georgian Inn that was apparently re-roofed in 1760, the year George III came to the throne. The building was originally ...
A14 Huntingdon flyover demolition Richard Humphrey
This flyover or viaduct was built in the 1970s to carry a section of the A14 trunk road over Huntingdon. It was demolished between 2020 and 2022 after a new ...
2000 Years of Building in Chester
As part of the 2022 Chester Heritage Festival, a Civic Trust volunteer offered a guided walk pointing out architectural and other features from Roman times t...
Sketrick Castle
A ruined C12th castle on Sketrick Island in Strangford Lough. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sketrick_Castle
A22 (Northern Ireland)
The A22 runs 22 miles from Dundonald to Downpatrick. https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=A22_(Northern_Ireland)
Breachacha Castles
At Breachacha on the southern coast of southwestern Coll there are not one but two castles. The older one, dating originally from the C15th is nearer the co...
B176 (Northern Ireland)
The B176 runs 5.5 miles from Killough to Downpatrick. https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=B176_(Northern_Ireland)
Langworthy Metrolink Station
Langworthy is a tram stop on the Eccles Line of Greater Manchester's light rail Metrolink system. It opened in 1999, as part of Phase 2 of the network's expa...
Broadway Metrolink Station
Broadway is a tram stop on the Eccles Line of Greater Manchester's light rail Metrolink system. It opened to passengers in 1999 as part of Phase 2 of the net...
Lowestoft Street Names
The names of roads in any village, town or city record part of its history. Names from the past are recorded as street names; jubilees, victories and disaste...
Hertfordshire village signs
10, 20 High Street, Blakeney
Grade II Listed as one building including 18 Post Office and 20 Barclays Bank, indicating its previous use. The OS map appears to indicate the building as 18...
Church of Avebury St James
The building, like many English parish churches, is composed of elements from many centuries, the earliest parts being c.1000 CE, the latest major restoratio...
White Horse, Blakeney
Grade II Listed early 19th century public house. Originally built in the 15th century it was rebuilt in the 17th century. It was still a private house in 172...
Gretton Weir
A weir and fish ladder erected in the early 21st century to sustain river levels upstream, and provide access for fish to the upper reaches of the Welland. ...
2022 Commonwealth Games
Frickley Country Park
Frickley Country Park lies to the south of South Elmsall and is bordered to the south by Frickley Beck. It was developed on the site of Frickley Colliery aft...
The A890
The A890 is a non-primary cross-country route in sparsely populated, mountainous terrain from Lochalsh and Skye on the west coast of the Highlands to Achnash...
Foreign Exchange public art
Foreign Exchange, is on display as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival. This adaptation of the statue of Queen Victoria is by Guyanese-British artist, Hew ...
B6265 Road (West Yorkshire)
The B6265 is a 16km (10 miles) long road between Cottingley and Cross Hills in the Aire Valley. It has no direct connection with the B6265 in North Yorkshire.
Blunsdon, Wiltshire
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blunsdon
St. Leonard's Church, Blunsdon
https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/11846/
National Cycle Network mileposts
The National Cycle Network was opened in 2000.To commemorate this major project by Sustrans, the Royal Bank of Scotland donated a thousand mileposts to the p...
St. Marks Church, Swindon
https://www.swindonnewtown.co.uk/our-churches/s-marks/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mark%27s_Church,_Swindon
St. Hilda's Church and Well, Hinderwell
The church was built in 1773 on the site of an earlier church (probably 12th century). The churchyard contains St. Hilda's Well (a Grade II listed structure)...
Scammonden Cotton Spinning Mill
This was an over-ambitious venture at the wrong time. The mill building was huge, six storeys high, and was very costly. It was financed by the sale of share...
Albert Bridge, Stamford
Bridge of 1881, built to replace one that was swept away the previous year. This is a Grade II listed structure https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/t...
Saltburn Pier
Construction of Saltburn Pier started in December 1867. In May 1869 the 460m pier opened, with a steamer landing stage at its head. In October 1875 90m was r...
Church of All Saints, Bramham
A Church of England parish church in a village in West Yorkshire (but close to the North Yorkshire boundary). It has 12th century origins, but much altered a...
The B4006
https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=B4006
Stratton Methodist Church, Stratton St. Margaret
https://www.strattonmethodist.org.uk/welcome.htm
2022 Belfast Pride Parade
The Belfast Pride https://belfastpride.com/ parade returned in 2022 after a Covid enforced 2 year absence.
John Coles Park, Chippenham
Situated off Park Lane north of the town centre, the park opened in 1923 and is run by the town council. It is named after Alderman John Coles (1842-1916) wh...
Church Street, Stratton St. Margaret
https://www.streetlist.co.uk/sn/sn3/sn3-4/church-street
Sorisdale, Coll
Sorisdale is a partly-abandoned settlement at the northeastern tip of the Isle of Coll. A century or more ago it was a comparatively thriving community but...
A25 (Northern Ireland)
The A25 runs 53 miles from Altnamachin to Strangford. https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=A25_(Northern_Ireland)
A24 (Northern Ireland)
The A24 runs 23 miles from Clough to Belfast. https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php/A24_(Northern_Ireland)
Greenwich Meridian
The Greenwich Meridian is a reference line which divides the world into the eastern and western hemispheres. Every place on earth is measured in terms of ho...
Inch Abbey
Inch Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery on the outskirts of Downpatrick. It was founded by Anglo-Norman John de Courcy in the twelfth century at the sit...
Oulton Broad to Lowestoft South Docks railway line
This is a journey from Oulton Broad South railway station to Lowestoft South Docks goods yard and factories and industries along the way. Just east of the s...
Scarinish, Tiree
The village of Scarinish is the principal settlement on the island of Tiree. Its population is about 150 out of the entire island's c.650. Scarinish has its...
Arinagour, Coll
Arinagour is the chief settlement, in fact the only settlement of any size, on the island of Coll. Its resident population is about 50 out of the island's to...
Shortridge Hall, Warkworth
A privately owned country house near Warkworth, built in 1898 by W L Newcombe for Robert Deuchar, a Newcastle brewery owner. The property is well named as it...
Kerrycroy, Isle of Bute
According to HES, Kerrycroft was created by the 2nd Marquess of Bute in the early C19th (around 1803) to please his English wife, (the former) Lady Guildford...
Environment Agency Bridge Numbers
I noticed these smart plaques on a number of bridges, and concluded that they were an official numbering scheme of some kind. As their location was not tied...
Bawbee Brig replacement
After 75 years of service the Bawbee Bridge is being replaced. This will coincide with the reinstatement of the railway which used to run to Leven https://ww...
Zodical Stained Glass - Mount Stuart
There are a series of twelve stained glass windows at the highest level of the Central Hall of Mount Stuart. They are arranged in four sets of three above t...
Barkway
Barkway is a village in North Hertfordshire, 5 miles SW of Royston. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barkway
Church of St Mary Magdalene, Barkway
Grade I listed. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1102624?section=official-list-entry . Dating from C13th largely restored in 1860's.
Church of St Mary, Reed
Grade I listed church, https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1102559 . Mainly C11th and C14th, but dating back to Saxon times.
Mount Stuart
Mount Stuart is a large, imposing stately home on the east coast of the Isle of Bute, and one of the world's more remarkable houses. The majority of this ho...
The A87
The A87 is a primary route in the Highland region of Scotland. It runs west for 99 miles from its junction with the A82 at Invergarry, along the north shore...
The A887
The A887 is essentially a link road through Glen Moriston from the A82 to the A87 for traffic travelling between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle ...
The Queen's Baton in Upton-upon-Severn
The Queen's Baton has travelled around the world for 269 days, spending between two and four days in each nation or territory, of the British Commonwealth. ...
HS2 Stoneleigh area
St Blane's Monastery and church, Kingarth, Bute
St Blane's Monastery was built at an unknown date prior to 574 with evidence of Christian burial there in the C6th and 7th. The monastery became a cultural ...
Chapel of St Mary, Rothesay, Bute
The 13th chapel of St Mary's Kilmary, or Lady Kirk, is thought to be the chancel or choir of the original parish church of Rothesay which was built on the si...
The Old White Beare at Norwood Green
Wikipedia offers an explanation of the name: the White Bear was a Tudor naval ship, launched in 1563 and decommissioned in 1629, the timbers being used 'to r...
St Colmac's Church, Bute (Ruin)
The ruined church of St Colmac's on the Isle of Bute dates from c.1835 probably built by Paterson of Largs perhaps to designs by the architect James Dempster...
A832 road
The A832 runs 127 miles from Black Isle to Braemore Junction [[7232275]]. https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=A832
Struell Wells
Struell Wells are a set of four holy wells in the townland of Struell, 1.5 miles east of Downpatrick' The wells date from before the time of Saint Patrick, a...
Church of St Mary, Bury St Edmunds
The Church of St Mary, Bury St Edmunds was originally was part of the abbey complex, along with St James (now the cathedral) and St Margaret's (now demolishe...
Cycle Links Project
St Helen's church, East Keal
Grade II* listed The church dates from the thirteenth century onwards, the west tower was rebuilt in 1853 by Stephen Lewin. The church is built in Gree...
St Helen's church, West Keal
Grade II*listed St Helen's church is built upon a southernmost ridge of the Wolds, standing between the Wolds and fenland. The steps in the porch are said...
B180 (Northern Ireland)
The B180 runs 12 miles from Hilltown to Dundrum. https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=B180_(Northern_Ireland)
Turfgame
Turfgame is played using mobile phones. You can walk or cycle between zones and you must stand within the zone for around 20 seconds to claim the zone. There...
Armenian Summer Festival
Armenian Summer Festival London 2022 https://www.asflondon.co.uk/ was held in North Acton Playing Field. There have been festivals most years since 2011. The...
Stratton St. Margaret
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratton_St_Margaret
St. Margaret's Church, Stratton St. Margaret
https://www.strattonteamministry.co.uk/the-churches/st-margarets-stratton-st-margaret/
Swindon Mens Shed
https://www.renewswindon.org.uk/mens-shed
Swindon, Wiltshire
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swindon
Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway
https://www.steam-museum.org.uk/
Battle of Tewkesbury re-enactment 2022
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival took place in 2022 for the first time in three years. The re-enactment takes place on a field near the 1471 battlefield. The f...
Church of St Thomas a Becket, Framfield
Only a late C13 north chapel predates the nave and south chapel, rebuilt after a fire in 1509. The chancel was rebuilt in the C19 and the tower dates from 1...
Views from the Wensleydale Railway
A series of photographs taken from a Wensleydale Railway train on the journey from Bedale to Leeming Bar and back again.
Hewitt's Kilns
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Stannards Frith End Oast
Single round kiln oast house.