Bridgnorth

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Bridgnorth

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. BRIDGNORTH is a town most pleasantly situated… read more »

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Bridgnorth

Image: Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Bridgnorth is spectacularly and strategically situated within a gorge of the River Severn. Originating… read more »

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Bridgnorth Castle

Image: Remains of Bridgnorth Castle, Shropshire. The castle was one of the picturesque sites for visitors to… read more »

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Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Image from: Picturesque Views and Descriptions of Cities, Towns, Castles, Mansions and other Objects of Interesting Features in… read more »

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Bridgnorth’s Economy

Image: Bridgnorth, Shropshire. A second view of the town.   Bridgnorth was formerly celebrated as a clothing… read more »

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Charting the Severn Riverscape

Image:  Ironbridge Gorge late C19. Photograph from J & S Slater’s Views of Ironbridge and District On… read more »

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Views of the Severn

Conclusion

Image Welch Bridge Shrewsbury. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 The picture of the navigation that… read more »

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Important Sources

Image:  Large barge by Loadroft Wharf, Ironbridge, late c19 A surprising discovery came with the realisation that… read more »

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Investigating the Severn

Image: Cast-iron memorial to trowman Eustace Beard at Benthall This is in part a personal story, but it… read more »

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Quatford and the nearby Landscape

Image: Quatford, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Another tourist attraction, given the beauty of the natural landscape in this… read more »

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Reflections on the Surface: reviewing the River Severn’s history

Image: Ironbridge in Telford Historians of the West Midlands have always recognised the importance of the River… read more »

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River Traffic

Image: Ironbridge Gorge late C19. Photograph from J & S Slater’s Views of Ironbridge and District In… read more »

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Shop goods and transit cargoes

Image:  Beale’s Corner, Wribbenhall Between 1660 and 1730 port books portray the upstream trade in shop goods:… read more »

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The Coal Trade

Image: Ironbridge Gorge late C19. Photograph from J & S Slater’s Views of Ironbridge and District Coal was… read more »

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The Severn Trade

Image:  Stourport locks (1770) This might seem a rich array of sources yet none covers the whole… read more »

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Views of the Severn

Understanding the Vessels

Image Stourport from below bridge. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 Bringing together the many sources… read more »

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Understanding the watermen

Image :  Gloucester Bridge and West Gate. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 An increasing awareness… read more »

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Varieties of Severn History

Image Bewdley from below the bridge. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 Analysing the Severn Navigation… read more »

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