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The village, seen from the bridge
The village, seen from the bridge

Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. It lies in the parish of The Gorge, in the borough of Telford and Wrekin. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1120x840, 473 KB) Summary Ironbridge, Shropshire, United Kingdom, seen from the The Iron Bridge. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1120x840, 473 KB) Summary Ironbridge, Shropshire, United Kingdom, seen from the The Iron Bridge. ... The Severn bridges crossing near the mouth of the River Severn The River Severn (Welsh: Afon Hafren) is the longest British river, at 354 kilometres (219 miles) long; it rises at an altitude of 610 metres on Plynlimon near Llanidloes, in the Cambrian Mountains, Mid Wales, and it passes through... The Ironbridge Gorge looking east towards the Iron Bridge that gave the gorge its name Map sources for Ironbridge Gorge at grid reference SJ672033 The Ironbridge Gorge is a deep gorge formed by the river Severn in Shropshire, England. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... The Ironbridge Gorge looking east towards the Iron Bridge that gave the gorge its name Map sources for Ironbridge Gorge at grid reference SJ672033 The Ironbridge Gorge is a deep gorge formed by the river Severn in Shropshire, England. ... Telford and Wrekin is a borough in the West Midlands region of England. ...


The village grew up beside, and takes its name from the famous Iron Bridge, a 30 metre (100 foot) cast iron bridge that was built across the river there in 1779. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Ironbridge. ... Cast iron usually refers to grey cast iron, but can mean any of a group of iron-based alloys containing more than 2% carbon (alloys with less carbon are carbon steel by definition). ... A log bridge in the French Alps near Vallorcine. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The area around Ironbridge is described as the "Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution" because it includes Coalbrookdale and Broseley, where Abraham Darby I perfected the technique of smelting iron with coke, allowing much cheaper production of iron. The grandson of the first Abraham Darby, Abraham Darby III, built the famous bridge to link the two areas in 1779. Soon afterwards the ancient Madeley market was relocated to the new purpose built Square and Georgian Butter Cross and the former dispersed settlement of Madeley Wood gained a planned urban focus as Ironbridge, the commercial and administrative centre of the Coalbrookdale coalfield. The Iron Bridge proprietors also built the Tontine Hotel to accommodate visitors to the new Bridge and the industrial sights of the Gorge. On the hillside above the river are situated, the stone-built 16th century hunting Lodge at Lincoln Hill, many 17th and 18th century workers cottages, some imposing Georgian houses built by ironmasters and mine and barge owners, and many early Victorian villas built from the various coloured bricks and tiles of the locality. Map sources for Coalbrookdale at grid reference SJ668047 Coalbrookdale, a settlement in Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England, was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution. ... The All Saints Church, Broseley Broseley is a small town in Shropshire, England with a population of 4,912 (2001 census). ... Abraham Darby (c. ... Abraham Darby III (1750-1791) was an English ironmaster and Quaker. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Madeley is a district of Telford, in Shropshire. ... A tontine is an investment vehicle which combines features of a group annuity, group life insurance, and a lottery. ...


St Luke's Church (1837) in simple commissioners' gothic by Samuel Smith of Madeley, has stained glass by David Evans of Shrewsbury. The living was endowed as a rectory when the parish was created from Madeley in 1847 and is now a united with Coalbrookdale and Little Wenlock, in the Diocese of Hereford. Shrewsbury (pronounced either /ˈʃɹuːzbɹiː/ or /ˈʃɹəʊzbɹiː/) is a town of 70,059 [1] in Shropshire, England. ... Little Wenlock is a small village in Shropshire, England. ... The Diocese of Hereford is a Church of England diocese based in Hereford, covering Herefordshire and part of Shropshire. ...


The former Iron Bridge and Broseley railway station, on the Severn Valley line (GWR) from Hartlebury to Shrewsbury, was situated on the south side of the Iron Bridge until 1966. GWR is a TLA that can mean: Great Western Railway of Canada (AAR reporting mark GWR) Great Western Railway of the United Kingdom Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway — a heritage railway that has taken the initials of the GWR. GWR Group, who until early 2005 own several radio stations, including GWR FM... Hartlebury is a village in Worcestershire, England. ...

The Iron Bridge
The Iron Bridge
The Iron Bridge
The Iron Bridge
Map sources for Ironbridge at grid reference SJ672033
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Map sources for Ironbridge at grid reference SJ672033

By the 19th century, Ironbridge had had many well-known visitors including Benjamin Disraeli, but by the mid-20th century the village was in decline. In 1986 though, Ironbridge became part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site (which covers the wider Ironbridge Gorge area) and has become a tourist attraction. Most industries in Ironbridge are now tourist related; however, the Merrythought teddy bear company (established in 1931) is still manufacturing in Ironbridge. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 5106 KB) Summary Full frame image of The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, England Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Ironbridge The Iron Bridge Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 5106 KB) Summary Full frame image of The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, England Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Ironbridge The Iron Bridge Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 4421 KB) Summary Detailed image of The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, England. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 4421 KB) Summary Detailed image of The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, England. ... Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Ironbridge Telford Ironbridge Gorge Coalbrookdale Hay Inclined Plane Dawley Telford Steam Railway Madeley, Shropshire Buildwas Abbey Categories: GFDL images | GBdot ... Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Ironbridge Telford Ironbridge Gorge Coalbrookdale Hay Inclined Plane Dawley Telford Steam Railway Madeley, Shropshire Buildwas Abbey Categories: GFDL images | GBdot ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (December 21, 1804 - April 24, British Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and author. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ... Merrythought is a toy manufacturing company in the United Kingdom which specialises in producing childrens stuffed toys, especially teddy bears. ... The original Teddy bear (circa 1903). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ...


An annual Coracle Regatta is held in August on the River Severn at Ironbridge, along with many other events throughout the year. Coracle: Ku-Dru or Kowa of Tibet—Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago A coracle is a primitive type of boat. ...


See also

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are based in the Ironbridge Gorge at Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale on the River Severn in Shropshire, England, widely considered as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. ...

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Coordinates: 52°37.5941′N 2°29.0332′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

Settlements on the River Severn between Llandrinio and Ironbridge (heading downstream) edit

Llandrinio | Ford | Montford | Shrewsbury | Uffington | Atcham | Wroxeter | Cressage | Buildwas | Ironbridge The Severn bridges crossing near the mouth of the River Severn The River Severn (Welsh: Afon Hafren) is the longest British river, at 354 kilometres (219 miles) long; it rises at an altitude of 610 metres on Plynlimon near Llanidloes, in the Cambrian Mountains, Mid Wales, and it passes through... Llandrinio is a village in Wales close to the English border. ... Llandrinio is a village in Wales close to the English border. ... Ford is a village in Shropshire, England. ... Montford is a small village and parish in Shropshire, England. ... Shrewsbury (pronounced either /ˈʃɹuːzbɹiː/ or /ˈʃɹəʊzbɹiː/) is a town of 70,059 [1] in Shropshire, England. ... Uffington is a village in the English county of Shropshire. ... Atcham is a village in the English county of Shropshire. ... Wroxeter is a village in the county of Shropshire, England, on the east bank of the River Severn, at grid reference SJ563082. ... Cressage is a village in Shropshire, England, at grid reference SJ591041. ... Buildwas is a village and a ward in Shropshire, England. ...

Settlements on the River Severn between Ironbridge and Bewdley (heading downstream) edit

Ironbridge | Coalport | Bridgnorth | Hampton & Hampton Loade (chain ferry) | Highley | Upper Arley | Bewdley The Severn bridges crossing near the mouth of the River Severn The River Severn (Welsh: Afon Hafren) is the longest British river, at 354 kilometres (219 miles) long; it rises at an altitude of 610 metres on Plynlimon near Llanidloes, in the Cambrian Mountains, Mid Wales, and it passes through... Location within the British Isles Load Street, Bewdley Bewdley is a small town in Worcestershire, England. ... Coalport is a village in Shropshire on the River Severn at grid reference SJ700021, shortly downstream of Ironbridge. ... Map sources for Bridgnorth at grid reference SO7193 High Town from the River Severn Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, at grid reference SO717929. ... Hampton Loade is a villages in Shropshire, England. ... Hampton Loade is a village in Shropshire, England. ... Coin operated cable ferry at Espevær in Bømlo, Norway A cable ferry is a means of water transportation by which a ferry or other boat is propelled and guided across a river or other larger body of water by means of cables or chains connected to both shores. ... Highley is a village in Shropshire, England, on the west bank of the River Severn and on the B455 road. ... Upper Arley (grid reference SO765805) is a village near Kidderminster in Worcestershire, England. ... Location within the British Isles Load Street, Bewdley Bewdley is a small town in Worcestershire, England. ...


River Severn, UK edit
Counties: Powys | Shropshire | Worcestershire | Gloucestershire | Flows into: Bristol Channel

Towns: Llanidloes | Newtown | Welshpool | Shrewsbury | Bridgnorth | Bewdley
Stourport | Worcester | Tewkesbury | Gloucester | Berkeley | Chepstow | Bristol
The Severn bridges crossing near the mouth of the River Severn The River Severn (Welsh: Afon Hafren) is the longest British river, at 354 kilometres (219 miles) long; it rises at an altitude of 610 metres on Plynlimon near Llanidloes, in the Cambrian Mountains, Mid Wales, and it passes through... This article is about the administrative county of Wales. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... The location of the Bristol Channel The Severn Bridge and Bristol Channel, looking northwestward from England towards Wales The Bristol Channel coast at Ilfracombe, North Devon, looking west towards Lee Bay The Bristol Channel is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from South West... Llanidloes is a town in Powys, traditional county of Montgomeryshire, Mid Wales, lying on the River Severn. ... Newtown (Welsh: Y Drenewydd) is a town with a population of 10,542 (1993) lying on the River Severn in mid Wales. ... Welshpool (Welsh: Y Trallwng) is a town in eastern-mid Wales, only 4 miles (6 km) from the border with England. ... Shrewsbury (pronounced either /ˈʃɹuːzbɹiː/ or /ˈʃɹəʊzbɹiː/) is a town of 70,059 [1] in Shropshire, England. ... Map sources for Bridgnorth at grid reference SO7193 High Town from the River Severn Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, at grid reference SO717929. ... Location within the British Isles Load Street, Bewdley Bewdley is a small town in Worcestershire, England. ... Stourport-on-Severn, often shortened to Stourport, is a town in Worcestershire, England, with a population of 19,713 (2001 Census). ... The city of Worcester (pronounced ) is a city and the county town of Worcestershire in England. ... Location within the British Isles The Tewkesbury War Memorial, locally known as the Cross Tewkesbury is a historic town in Gloucestershire, England. ... Gloucester (pronounced ) is a city and district in south-west England, close to the Welsh border. ... Location within the British Isles. ... Chepstow (Welsh language: Cas-gwent) is a border town straddling the Monmouthshire—Gloucestershire border, situated at the confluence of the River Wye and River Severn on the Severns west bank. ... Bristol (IPA: brĭstəl) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, 115 miles (185 km) west of London at , . With a population of 400,000, and metropolitan area of 550,000, it is Englands sixth, and the United Kingdoms ninth, most...


Major tributaries: Rea Brook | River Perry | River Tern | River Vyrnwy | River Stour | River Teme | Upper Avon | Lower Avon | River Wye The Rea Brook is a minor river that begins at Marton Pool, near the Shropshire/Wales border and runs north, past the villages of Minsterley and Pontesbury, to Shrewsbury, where it joins the much larger River Severn. ... The River Perry is a river in Shropshire, England. ... The River Tern is a river in Shropshire, England. ... The River Vyrnwy is a river in the United Kingdom. ... The Stour is a river in Worcestershire. ... The River Teme rises in mid-Wales south of Newtown, Powys and flows through Ludlow in Shropshire on its way to join the River Severn south of Worcester. ... The River Avon or Avon is a river in or adjoining the counties of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire in the midlands of England. ... The Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge The River Avon is a river in the south west of England. ... The Wye at Hay-on-Wye The Wye at Tintern This article is about the river that flows along the Anglo-Welsh border, for the river in Derbyshire see River Wye, Derbyshire. ...


Linked canals: Staffordshire and Worcestershire | Birmingham and Worcester | Droitwich
Herefordshire and Gloucestershire | Thames and Severn | Coalport | Gloucester and Sharpness
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal is a canal in the Midlands of England, passing through Staffordshire and Worcestershire. ... The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a canal linking Birmingham and Worcester in England. ... The Droitwich Canal is a synthesis of two canals; the Droitwich Barge Canal and the Droitwich Junction Canal, in England. ... The Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal (sometimes known as the Hereford and Gloucester Canal) is a canal in the south west of England, passing through Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. ... The Thames and Severn Canal is a canal in the south of England, linking the River Thames to the River Severn, via Cricklade and Stroudwater. ... The Coalport Canal is a historic canal built to link several coalport industries with the River Severn. ... The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal is a canal in the south west of England, between Gloucester and Sharpness. ...


Major crossings: Welsh Bridge | English Bridge | Ironbridge | Hampton Loade (chain ferry) | Severn Tunnel | Severn crossing (Severn Bridge) The Welsh Bridge is a bridge in Shrewsbury which crosses the River Severn. ... The English Bridge is a bridge which crosses the River Severn in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Ironbridge. ... Hampton Loade is a village in Shropshire, England. ... Coin operated cable ferry at Espevær in Bømlo, Norway A cable ferry is a means of water transportation by which a ferry or other boat is propelled and guided across a river or other larger body of water by means of cables or chains connected to both shores. ... The approach to the tunnel. ... The Severn crossing is generally used to refer to two river crossings over the River Severn between England and Wales. ... For the Ontario community, see Severn Bridge, Ontario. ...

Longest UK rivers: 1. Severn 2. Thames 3. Trent 4. Aire 5. Great Ouse 6. Wye 7. Tay 8. Spey 9. Nene 10. Clyde 11. Tweed 12. Eden

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Ironbridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (465 words)
Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England.
It lies in the parish of The Gorge, in the borough of Telford and Wrekin.
By the 19th century, Ironbridge had had many well-known visitors including Benjamin Disraeli, but by the mid-20th century the village was in decline.
The Iron Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (788 words)
The Iron Bridge crosses the River Severn at the Ironbridge Gorge, by the village of Ironbridge, in Shropshire, England.
For example, his cast iron arch bridge at Buildwas upstream from Ironbridge, used less than half the weight for a greater span (130 ft span, 170 tons of cast iron).
Vehicular traffic was stopped from crossing the bridge in 1934, but tolls for pedestrians were still collected until 1950, when ownership of the bridge was transferred to Shropshire County Council.
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