Wiltshire in the Age of Steam: A History and Archaeology of Wiltshire Industry, C. 1750-1950 (Peter Stanier) soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Tiverton: Halsgrove, 2006, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Further reading list; Black & white photographs; Maps;
From the cover: Wiltshire is renowned for its prehistoric monuments, yet its industrial heritage is also surprisingly rich and diverse. Sites of national importance include I. K. Bruneis Great Western Railway and Box Tunnel, once the longest in England, and the Kennet & Avon Canal with its majestic flight of locks at Caen Hill, fine aqueducts and the oldest working Boulton & Watt steam engine in the world at Crofton.
Trowbridge had important textile mills, Wilton is known for its carpets and there were also silk industries. Underground quarries at Corsham furnished building sto…
Near Fine in Near Fine Dustwrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 152 pages. Index. 12″ x 8½”.
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