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Ditherington Mill and the Industrial Revolution

Author: Colum Giles; Mike Williams; Paul Belford; English Heritage,
Publisher: Swindon : Historic England, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ditherington Mill, located in a suburb of Shrewsbury, England, has been described by Historic England as the "father of the skyscraper." Its iron-framed, fireproof structure—the first of its kind—is the direct predecessor of the buildings that make up so much of the skyline of modern cities. This in-depth study of Ditherington shines a light both on the innovative technologies used to create the mill itself as well  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colum Giles; Mike Williams; Paul Belford; English Heritage,
ISBN: 9781848021181 1848021186
OCLC Number: 929606909
Description: xi, 159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Ditherington Mill: an introduction - Colum Giles2. The Linen Industry in Great Britain: history, products, processes and location - Barrie Trinder and Mike Williams3. Shrewsbury in the 18th and 19th Centuries: industry and culture - Barrie Trinder4. Building the Mill - Barrie Trinder and Mike Williams5. Innovation and Experimentation: Ditherington and the development of the iron-framed mill - Tom Swailes, Paul Murray Thompson and Mike Williams6. Steam Power at Ditherington Mill - Ron Fitzgerald, Paul Murray Thompson and Mike Williams7. Ditherington Mill at Work - Mike Williams and Barrie Trinder8. The Gasworks and Gas Lighting at Ditherington Mill - Ian West9. The Workforce in the 19th Century - Paul Belford and Barrie Trinder10. Mill into Maltings - Barrie Trinder11. Ditherington Rescued - John Yates
Responsibility: edited by Colum Giles and Mike Williams ; with contributions from Paul Belford [and eight others].
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A detailed examination of the world's first iron framed building which illuminates many critical aspects of economic, social and technological history during the Industrial Revolution.  Read more...

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