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>Steps To Dead Mans Hut, Portreath by Rod Johnson

 

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Steps To Dead Mans Hut, Portreath

The steps up to Dead Mans Hut at Portreath in Cornwall, England. The stone steps are let into the rock of the North Cliff and they lead to the Lower Pilots Lookout, known locally as the Dead Mans Hut. The building is the lower of two points which, via a (flag-signalling system by day and beacons at night), was used to control access to and from Portreath Harbour. The circular building was also used as a temporary mortuary when a body was given up by the sea, hence its more macabre name. A plaque on the wall below was the main source of this information.

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>Old Harbourmaster Office, Charlestown by Rod Johnson

 

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Old Harbourmaster Office, Charlestown

The Old Harbourmasters Office at Charlestown in Cornwall, England. This distinctive white painted, octagonal building with a weather-vane, is located above the harbour entrance. The Office, which offers a panoramic view of the harbour and coastline, can now be hired by the hour.

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>Old Mortuary, Saltburn-by-the-sea by Rod Johnson

 

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Old Mortuary, Saltburn-by-the-sea

The Old Mortuary at Salburn-by-the sea in Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire, Englamd. This 19th century building is Grade II listed. It was built in 1881 and was in use as a mortuary until the 1960s. It is located on the seafront in Old Saltburn, which was the original settlement of this seaside resort.

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>The Magpie Mine Site, Sheldon by Rod Johnson

 

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The Magpie Mine Site, Sheldon

The Magpie Mine site, at Sheldon in Derbyshire, England. Lead mining was carried out on this site for 250 years, the present mine finally closed in the 1950s. Included in this photograph are the square and the round chimneys, the engine house with the steel winding drum, the main shaft and the headgear from the most recent working of the mine.

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>Dovecote At Swainsley, near Warslow by Rod Johnson

 

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Dovecote At Swainsley, near Warslow

The Dovecote at Swainsley, near to the village of Warslow in the Staffordshire Moorlands, England. This circular dovecote, is situated in fields close to the Manifold Way and the southern end of the Swainsley Tunnel. Pigeons and doves were once an important food source in Western Europe. They were encourage to nest in a dovecote, also known as a dovecot, for the provision of flesh, eggs and dung.

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>The Octagon, Buxton Pavilion Gardens by Rod Johnson

 

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The Octagon, Buxton Pavilion Gardens

The Octagon, beside the Pavilion Gardens at Buxton in Derbyshire, England. This striking domed building was formerly a concert hall. It was designed by a local architect, Robert Rippon Duke and was opened in 1876. It now houses various fairs, auctions, concerts and other events.

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>Thatched Cottages In Repton by Rod Johnson

 

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Thatched Cottages In Repton

Thatched cottages in the village of Repton, Derbyshire, England. One of several attractive features of the village, is this pair of thatched cottages, which date from 1700 and 1600. They stand in Willington Road opposite to the Church of St Wystan.

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>Calke Abbey House by Rod Johnson

 

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Calke Abbey House

Calke Abbey House, near Ticknall in Derbyshire, England. This Grade I listed country house was built in 1703 for the Harpur family. It stands within the extensive grounds of Calke Park, which is now owned and managed by the National Trust. Calke Abbey House is now open to the public and is very popular with visitors, as can be seen in this photograph.

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>Old Mill and Water Wheel, Miller's Dale by Rod Johnson

 

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Old Mill and Water Wheel, Miller's Dale

The old water mill in the village of Miller's Dale, Derbyshire, England. The mill was used for grinding meal for animal fodder, it was bought by the Devonshire estate in the 18th century and was worked by several generations of millers, before closing in the 1920's. The water wheel was made by Thomas Cavill, a Sheffield millwright, in 1860 and was constructed of cast iron and wood. It measures 13 feet in diameter and 6 feet wide. There has been a mill on this site since, at least 1086. The building is now owned by Severn Trent Water and the their information board is the source of this information.

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>Okeover Hall and Manor Church by Rod Johnson

 

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Okeover Hall and Manor Church

Okeover Hall and the manor church, situated in Staffordshire close to the county boundary and near to the Derbyshire village of Mapleton, in England. Okeover Hall is a privately owned country house, which is home to the Okeover family. The house and church originate from the 14th century; later restored, the oldest part of the house now dates from 1745-6 and the buildings are Grade II listed. This scene was captured from a public footpath which crosses Okeover Park.

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>Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum by Rod Johnson

 

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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

The birthplace of Samuel Johnson at Lichfield in Staffordshire, England. This Grade I listed building, which is now a museum, stands on the corner of Breadmarket Street and Market Street and overlooks the Market Square. Dr Samuel Johnson 1709-1784, was a famous lexicographer and writer of the first authorative English Dictionary, entitled “A Dictionary of the English Language”. This building was his home for the first 27 years of his life.

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>Leawood Pump House, Cromford
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Leawood Pump House, Cromford

The Leawood Pump House, beside the Derwent Aqueduct at Cromford in Derbyshire, England. This Grade II listed building, built in 1849, houses a Watt-type beam engine which was used to pump water from the River Derwent up to the Cromford Canal. The huge pump can deliver 39,000 tons of water in 24 hours and it worked from 1849 until the canal closed in 1944. In 1979 the pump was restored and it is still run occasionally.

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>Mill and Water-wheel near Ashford-in-the-Water by Rod Johnson

 

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Mill and Water-wheel near Ashford-in-the-Water

An end view of the derelict, bone crushing and wood turning water mill, in the countryside near Ashford-in-the-Water and near to Sheldon, in Derbyshire, England. The outer water-wheel and one of the mill buildings is shown. Located beside the River Wye, the mill was in use during the late 19th to early 20th century.

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>The Disused Alton Towers Railway Station by Rod Johnson

 

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The Disused Alton Towers Railway Station

The Disused Alton Towers railway station in the village of Alton, Staffordshire, England. The station was opened in 1849 and was originally on the North Staffordshire Railway's Churnet Valley line. Later it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway and later still, it became part of the London Midland Region of British Railways. It was finally closed in 1964. The buildings, which are grade II listed, are now in private ownership and they are made available for holiday rental.

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>Stone Cottages in Broadway, Gloucestershire by Rod Johnson

 

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Stone Cottages in Broadway, Gloucestershire

Some of the many ancient stone cottages in the village of Broadway, Gloucestershire, England. This scene was captured just off the western end of the High Street.

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>Tower Windmill at Staunton Harold Reservoir by Rod Johnson

 

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Tower Windmill at Staunton Harold Reservoir

The disused windmill at Staunton Harold Reservoir, Derbyshire, England. The windmill was built by the first Lord Melbourne in 1798. The cost was recorded as £250. Later records show it was advertised as available to let as a working windmill in 1846.

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>Magpie Mine at Sheldon, Derbyshire by Rod Johnson

 

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Magpie Mine at Sheldon, Derbyshire

Magpie Mine at Sheldon, Derbyshire, England. After 250 years of lead mining on this site the present mine was closed in the 1950's. Shown here; are the main shaft, the round chimney and the headgear from the most recent working of the mine.

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>Beam Engine House Remains at Magpie Mine, Sheldon by Rod Johnson

 

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Beam Engine House Remains at Magpie Mine, Sheldon

A Cornish beam engine was installed in this stone building in 1840. The beam engine was used to pump water from the mine workings 729ft below, to the surface, but the high price of coal made it very costly to run. Magpie Mine in Sheldon, Derbyshire.

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>The Crescent, Buxton by Rod Johnson

 

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The Crescent, Buxton

The Crescent at Buxton in Derbyshire, England. From a viewpoint near the top of The Slopes, can be seen the magnificent building called the Crescent. From designs by John Carr, it was built in 1780 to house two hotels. St Ann's and The Great Hotel.

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>West Wall Remains, Ticknall Old Church by Rod Johnson

 

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West Wall Remains, Ticknall Old Church

Remains of the old church, within St George's churchyard, at Ticknall in Derbyshire, England. Two sections of the old structure survived the demolition; the west wall, which is the main feature here and the alter window, shown to the distant left.

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>Bone Crushing Mill, near Ashford-in-the-Water by Rod Johnson

 

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Bone Crushing Mill, near Ashford-in-the-Water

The derelict Bone Crushing Mill on the bank of the River Wye and on the edge of Great Shaklow Wood, near Sheldon and also Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, England. The water powered mill was also used for wood turning, bobbin making and sawing. Crushed bones may have been used for fertilizer and in the production of pottery.

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>Tamworth Castle by Rod Johnson

 

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Tamworth Castle

Tamworth Castle in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England. This small motte-and-bailey castle was built by the Normans in the 11th century. It overlooks the Rivers Tame and Anker and is now one of the best preserved castles of its type in Britain.

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>Curfew Tower, Moreton-in-Marsh by Rod Johnson

 

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Curfew Tower, Moreton-in-Marsh

Curfew Tower at Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England. Located at the junction of High Street and Oxford Street, and built in the 16th century, this is the town's oldest building. The bell dated 1633, was rung nightly until 1860 to remind people of the fire risk at night.

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>Old Silk Mill, Derby by Rod Johnson

 

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Old Silk Mill, Derby

The Old Silk Mill pub in Full Street, Derby, England. The pub which is located near to the site of the silk mill, features a mural on its side wall. The mural painted by the Derby Community Arts Project, depicts the Silk Trades' Lockout, which was a dispute over trade union membership. The dispute lasted for 6 months from November 1833 and was between factory owners and their workforce.

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>East Window Remains, Old Church at Ticknall by Rod Johnson

 

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East Window Remains, Old Church at Ticknall

Within the churchyard of St George's Church, is the window section remains, of the original church built in 13/14th century; at Ticknall in Derbyshire, England.

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>Café at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton by Rod Johnson

 

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Café at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

Looking out onto the Promenade and the historic Gardens, this is the café at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton, Derbyshire, England. This large café, which has been recently refurbished, can seat 232 people.

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>The Guildhall, Derby by Rod Johnson

 

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The Guildhall, Derby

The Guildhall in the Market Place at Derby in Derbyshire, England. This scene was captured from a viewpoint on top of the water feature.

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>The Silk Mill, Derby by Rod Johnson

 

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The Silk Mill, Derby

The Silk Mill in Derby, Derbyshire, England. The Silk Mill, which is now home to Derby's Museum of Industry and History, is located next to the River Derwent and stands on the site of the original wooden framed silkmill, which was built in 1702.

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>North Tower, Tutbury Castle by Rod Johnson

 

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North Tower, Tutbury Castle

A view of the North Tower section of the ruined medieval Tutbury Castle at Tutbury, Staffordshire, England.

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>Tutbury Castle, Ruins by Rod Johnson

 

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Tutbury Castle, Ruins

A section of the ruined medieval Tutbury Castle at Tutbury, Staffordshire, England.

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>Tutbury Castle, Ruins by Rod Johnson

 

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Tutbury Castle, Ruins

A section of the ruined medieval Tutbury Castle at Tutbury, Staffordshire, England.

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>Thimble Hall by Rod Johnson

 

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Thimble Hall

Pictured here is the smallest detached house in the world. This is an 18th Century grade II listed cottage with just two rooms. There is no staircase, just a ladder to reach the upper room. It has no bathroom, kitchen or running water. The building measures 11ft 10in by 10ft 3in and is 12ft 2in high and is classed as the Peak District's tiniest attraction. Thimble Hall is located in the village of Youlegrave, Derbyshire, England.

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>High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon by Rod Johnson

 

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High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

One of many timber framed buildings in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. This building is on the corner of the town's High Street.

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>Whitby Old Town Hall by Rod Johnson

 

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Whitby Old Town Hall

Standing in the Market Place off Church Street in Whitby is the Old Town Hall. According to the plaque, the Town Hall was built by Nathaniel Cholmley in 1798. There is an unusual clock above it, which is one of several landmarks around the town.

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>Tissington Hall by Rod Johnson

 

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Tissington Hall

Pictured is Tissington Hall which was built in 1609 and has been home to the Fitzherbert family for over 400 years. The location is Tissington in Derbyshire, England.

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>Castle Terrace, Bridgnorth by Rod Johnson

 

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Castle Terrace, Bridgnorth

A view along Castle Terrace at Bridgnorth in Shropshire, England.

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