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Generations of antiquaries have sought to identify stretches of modern road or footpath as prehistoric, Roman or medieval, or they try to link refe

The earliest scheme for a modern, locomotive operated railway in the Derbyshire coalfield, proposed in 1832, was for a line running down the Erewas

Two important turnpike trusts, based in Amesbury and Fisherton Anger (Salisbury), were authorised in 1761 to take responsibility for long stretches

Foxton Locks are ten canal locks, buit in 1814 and consisting of two "staircases" each of five locks, located on the Leicester line of the Grand Un

A network of roads formerly connected Dunster with its hamlets, fields, woods and marshes as well as neighbouring villages.

The river Avill rises in Cutcombe parish on Exmoor and flows down to Dunster and Marsh to the Hawn or Haven of Dunster into the sea.

Dunster sat in a web of routes from Exmoor to the coast and between villages and hamlets but from the 18th century attempts were made to rationalis

 Between about 1818 and 1832, the landscape of Brighton underwent a rapid transformation, much of it around the outer edge of the Georgian resort.

 Most places have two histories, the actual and the mythical. Some myths become so well-established that they overshadow the history of a place.

Until the 1850s, the road from Longbridge Deverill along the Deverill valley only went as far as the manor house of Hill Deverill.