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Darkhill Ironworks

Parkend Road, Coleford, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL16 7LX.
Tel: 0000.

  • Car Park

It is an internationally important industrial remains associated with the development of the iron and steel industries, started by David Mushet around…

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Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park

Off Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7UD.
Tel: 03000 422 997.

  • Car Park

Once one of the main gunpowder factories in the South East, the park is one of the best places to discover history of gunpowder manufacturing in a tranquil…

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Rockley Furnace & Engine House

Rockley Lane, Nr Birdwell, Yorkshire, .
Tel: 0000.

The furnace was built around 1700 to smelt the local iron ore. The engine house once housed a Newcomen type pumping engine that kept the iron mine dry.…

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Llangollen Canal, Trevor, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, LL20 7YG.
Tel: 01978 292 015.

Built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop, it is 307m (1,007ft) long, 3-4m (11ft) wide and 1.6m (5.25ft) deep. It is a navigable aqueduct that carries…

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Ram Hill Colliery

Ram Hill, Coalpit Heath, Gloucestershire, BS36 2TY.
Tel: 0000.

This historically important site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument under the control of English Heritage, which has been largely cleared of vegetation by…

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Park Bridge Ironworks

The Stables, Park Bridge, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 8AQ.
Tel: 0161 330 9613.

  • Car Park

For nearly 200 years, this was a thriving family business. Hundreds of people were employed here and its iron and steel were exported around the world.…

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Pont y Cafnau

Cyfarthfa, Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, .
Tel: 01685 727 474.

Located just below the confluence of the Afon Taf Fawr and the Afon Taf Fechan rivers, it is now used as a public footpath. This cast iron aqueduct (1793),…

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Phillip’s Harbour (Harrow Harbour)

Pentland Firth coast, Mey, Sutherland, .
Tel: 0000.

On the road sign it’s called Harrow Harbour. It is easy to jump to the conclusion that when Phillip's Harbour was built in the early 1800s it was primarily…

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Penderyn Quarry Line

Penyard Road, Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Taff, .
Tel: 01874 623 366.

The line dates from the mid-1780s when a horse-drawn tramway was built on a gentle gradient. The horses hauled trams from the quarry to the blast furnaces…

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Sedgwick Gunpowder Works

Low Park Wood Caravan Site, Sedgwick, Cumbria, LA8 8AD.
Tel: 00.

Operated from 1857 until 1935. Includes the remains of buildings, mill races, leats and curious earthworks abound. Six incorporating mills, all of which…

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Swannington Incline

Main Street, Swannington, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 8QN.
Tel: 0000.

Part of the Leicester & Swannington Railway, one of England's first, built by Robert Stephenson to carry coal. An engine house at the top housed an engine…

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Tawe River Navigation Heritage Trail

Oystermouth Road, Swansea, Swansea, .
Tel: 00.

Starts at the ‘National Waterfront Museum’, which is best arrived at by using the Park & Ride service to the city centre. With so much to see among…

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