Ironbridge

Archtrove Travels To Ironbridge – The First Iron Bridge in the World

Ironbridge is a 30 metre cast iron bridge built across the River Severn in 1779. It sits in the village of Ironbridge in the heart of the gorge, in Shropshire. It is the longest bridge to made of Iron at the time and is therefore known as beginning of the industrial revolution. Now it is…

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Shropshire

Archtrove Travels To Shropshire – the birthplace of the industrial revolution

Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands, England. It borders Powys and Wrexham in Wales, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. The county's population and the economy are centred on the main towns of Shrewsbury and Telford. The county has many market towns, including Whitchurch, Newport and Market Drayton. The Ironbridge Gorge area is a…

Compton Verney

Archtrove Travels To Compton Verney – NT find

What Need to Know About ..... Compton Verney, Warwickshire Compton Verney is a Grade I listed house built in 1714 by Richard Verney, 11th Baron Willoughby de Broke. It was first extensively extended by George Verney, 12th Baron Willoughby de Broke in the early 18th century and then remodelled and the interiors redesigned by Robert…

Coughton Court

Archtrove Travels To Coughton Court – NT find

The house has a long crenelated façade directly facing the main road, at the centre of which is the Tudor Gatehouse, dating from 1530; this has hexagonal turrets and oriel windows in the English Renaissance style. The gatehouse is the oldest part of the house and is flanked by later wings, in the Strawberry Hill…

National Trust

Archtrove Travels To Britain – with the National Trust

The National Trust is a charity organisation for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty in Britain found in 1895. The premises is to protect the heritage and open spaces so that it is enjoyable for all. It covers, England, Wales and Northern Irelands, Scotland have there own. The large majority are English country houese…

The Mailbox

Archtrove Travels To The Mailbox – Brum Goes High End

The Mailbox is an upmarket shopping and office development in the city centre of Birmingham, England. It serves as the base for BBC Birmingham and houses one of six Harvey Nichols department stores. What Need to Know About ..... The Mailbox, Birmingham The Mailbox is about 300 metres long from front to back including The…

Nottinghamshire

Archtrove Travels To Wollaton Hall – the beginning of batman

Wollaton Hall Driving up the vast drive, and on a slight hill, you are met with a lusious green grass, with deers in the distance. The picture is like something out of a movie. To be precise, the Batman movie. This 16th century Elibethean Hall was used as the setting for the Batman Manor and…

Bali Architecture

Archtrove Travels to Bali – Hinduism and Homes

Balinese architecture, like Bali, is individual from Indonesia, and even possibly Asia. This could be due to the fact that Bali is considered a top resort destination by foreigners and therefore is influenced by the foreign economy, or perhaps due to its beautiful beaches and picturesque countryside, or it could be due to it being the…

Library of Birmingham

Archtrove Travels To Modern Birmingham – yes, it does exist

Top 10 Modern Buildings to Visit in Birmingham When you think of Modern Buildings in England, Birmingham is not top of the list, London is. However, with recent investment and cheaper land, in recent years the scope to develop Birmingham has been HUGE!! By 2030, Birmingham will be the innovative green city and a stand…

Nottinghamshire

Archtrove Travels To Nottinghamshire – Sherwood Forest and Wollaton Hall

Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west Nottingham in Nottinghamshire Nottingham is a city in central England’s Midlands region. It’s known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and for the hilltop…