United Kingdom / Ironbridge

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International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark The Iron Bridge Built by the Coalbrookdale Company 1779 Presented on the bicentenary of the bridge

The Iron Bridge - Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, United Kingdom

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The Iron Bridge of Coalbrookdale First major structural use of Cast Iron in commemoration of it's bicentenary

The Iron Bridge - Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, United Kingdom

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The Iron Bridge The first iron bridge in the world, designed by the architect Thomas Pritchard in 1775 and built by Abraham Darby III in 1777-79. It was intended to be an advertisement for the skills of the Coalbrookdale ironmasters, and it proved a spectacular success. Artists and engineers came from all over the world to marvel at it, and Abraham Darby was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Society of Arts. Thomas Pritchard died before it was completed.

The Iron Bridge - Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, United Kingdom

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The Iron Bridge 1779-1979 This plaque to mark the bicentenary of the Iron Bridge was unveiled by HRH The Prince of Wales on 5 July 1979

The Iron Bridge - Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, United Kingdom

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Eighteenth century public house. Nearby on this road, formerly known as Thieve Street, lived Edward Wallett. Tups Rowe, home of Benjamin Davies, was also close to this site. Both men were killed in the 1864 pit disaster.

Golden Ball Inn, Newbridge Road, Ironbridge, United Kingdom

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Built in 1777 by Revd. John Fletcher, vicar of Madeley to serve as a chapel and a Sunday School. Later formed part of the “Green school” which closed in 1969 Became a business centre in 2012

Ironbridge Business Centre, The Wesley Rooms, Jockey Bank, Ironbridge, United Kingdom

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Former George & Dragon pub which closed in the 1970s. Used as a temporary mortuary for the miners killed in the 1864 pit disaster Now a private house

Dane House, 15 Madeley Road, Ironbridge, United Kingdom

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Former malt-house. Opened as a parish workhouse in 1796 for around 40 people. It closed in 1874 and was converted to houses John Tranter, who was killed in the 1864 disaster, lived nearby Now a private house

13 Belmont Road, Ironbridge, United Kingdom

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Former police station and Court House. Built in 1862, it hosted the Inquest into the 1864 pit disaster. Police Station closed in March 1938 Court room remained in use until early 1960’s Since used for a variety of commercial activities

57 Waterloo Street, Ironbridge, United Kingdom

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Birthplace of William Ambrose (Billy) Wright 1924-1994. Wolverhampton Wanderers and England

33 Belmont Road, Ironbridge, United Kingdom

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Feb 12th 1795 A Flood on Severn came to the top of this Plate

Museum of the Gorge, Ironbridge, United Kingdom