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- DescriptionCentral Swindon is the retail core of the modern town and its residential environs. It began in the 1840s, when the model village for railway workers was laid out on marshy ground to the rth of Swindon hill. By the 1860s, pockets of development had been established around its edges, and by the mid-1880s, New Swindon on the plain had twice the built-up area of Old Swindon on the hill. Industrial Swindon expanded southwards, slowly pushing red-brick and Bath stone dressings towards the hill. This book details the line of this exploration, from its base in the railway village to the point where it set out to climb into Old Town. It was a route that would become the town's shopping centre, and along which New Swindon, eager to assert its superiority, erected most of its best buildings.
- Author BiographyMark Child is the author of Swindon Old Town, Abbey House & Gardens Malmesbury and The Windrush Valley: a Guide to the River, Towns and Villages, also published by Amberley. He is a historian, and an architectural and topographical writer. His other books include Discovering Church Architecture; Discovering Churchyards; The County Guide to Wiltshire; English Church Architecture: A Visual Guide; and Churches and Churchyards. He has edited a publication on archaeology and ancient history, written three books about historic boats, and three more; Aspects of Swindon History, Swindon An Illustrated History, and Hometown Swindon (for children) on his home town. He is well known for his articles over many years on towns and villages for Archant Life magazines, particularly Cotswold Life.
- Author(s)Mark Child
- PublisherAmberley Publishing
- Date of Publication15/02/2013
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Series TitleThrough Time
- Place of PublicationChalford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAmberley Publishing
- Content Note183
- Width165 mm
- Height235 mm
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