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James Clark's A1 Landmarks: Fascinating Points Along the Route PDF

By James Clark

The A1, Britain’s longest numbered highway, is a ribbon of tarmac that stretches for 396 miles and threads its manner into the guts of 2 nice capital towns. it's a direct descendant of the nice North street, whose path it nonetheless in part follows; a dwelling and respiring entity, it really is in a continuing country of flux in an try and accommodate an ever-increasing stream of site visitors. For the observant visitor and lover of structure, artwork, engineering and background, the region of the A1 will turn out to be an incredibly lucrative surroundings. utilized by tens of hundreds of thousands of motorists each day, and at the doorstep of thousands, lots of its landmarks are a well-known sight to people who go back and forth alongside or dwell close to it. From medieval church buildings to twentieth-century nuclear strength stations, 100-metre-tall brutalist tower blocks to fragile timber-framed dwellings and from picturesque windmills to formations of large glossy wind generators, there are well-known works of public artwork designed to be seen via the passing vacationer, elaborately embellished city pubs and centuries-old motels which are a legacy of the training period. For these humans intrigued by means of those constructions, this publication will try to shed a few gentle on their prior, current and future.

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