A1 Landmarks: Fascinating Points Along the Route by James Clark PDF

By James Clark

The A1, Britain’s longest numbered highway, is a ribbon of tarmac that stretches for 396 miles and threads its method into the center of 2 nice capital towns. it's a direct descendant of the good North street, whose course it nonetheless in part follows; a residing and respiring entity, it truly is in a continuing country of flux in an try and accommodate an ever-increasing move of site visitors. For the observant tourist and lover of structure, paintings, engineering and heritage, the region of the A1 will end up to be an incredibly lucrative setting. utilized by tens of millions of motorists on a daily basis, and at the doorstep of hundreds of thousands, lots of its landmarks are a well-known sight to those that trip alongside or dwell close to it. From medieval church buildings to twentieth-century nuclear energy stations, 100-metre-tall brutalist tower blocks to fragile timber-framed dwellings and from picturesque windmills to formations of vast sleek wind generators, there are well-known works of public artwork designed to be considered by means of the passing visitor, elaborately embellished city pubs and centuries-old hotels which are a legacy of the training period. For these humans intrigued by way of those constructions, this ebook will try and shed a few gentle on their previous, current and future.

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