This guide covers from Cornwall to Kent, including Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Surrey. It provides an informative look at some of the internationally renowned examples of historic development and engineering skills throughout southern England, including such examples as: Smeaton's Eddystone Lighthouse.
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The Scilly Isles West and Central Cornwall
The Tamar Valley and Plymouth
Central and Eastern Devon
Somerset and midWiltshire
Dorset and South Wiltshire
Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Ancient Bridge Aqueduct arch ribs basin beams breakwater brick Bridge HEW Bridgwater Brighton Bristol Brunel built Canal carried cast-iron centre century chalk Cliff construction Cornwall Railway crossing cutwaters David and Charles deck Devon Dockyard Dover downstream east Eddystone Lighthouse Engrs Exeter ferry Folkestone ft 6in ft diameter ft high ft long ft span ft wide gauge girders gradient Grand Western Canal granite Harbour Instn Civ John Smeaton length Lighthouse masonry arch Medway Merstham miles Navigation Newton Abbot original parapets Parrett piers piles Plymouth port Portsmouth Proc pump quay rail Railway HEW reinforced concrete replaced River River Parrett road Roman route Royal Scheduled Ancient Monument side Smeaton Somerset Levels South Eastern Railway station stone structure supported Tamar Thomas Telford tidal timber tower Town track traffic trusses Tunnel upstream Viaduct Wadebridge walls Western Railway width William Jessop wrought iron
Стр. 274 - Where modern structures have been designed to the metric system, these units have been used in the text. The following are the metric equivalents of the Imperial units used. Length 1 inch = 25.4 millimetres 1 foot = 0.3048 metre 1 yard = 0.9144 metre 1 mile = 1.609 kilometres Area 1 square inch = 645.2 square millimetres 1 square foot = 0.0929 square metre 1 acre = 0.4047 hectare 1 square mile = 259 hectares Volume 1 gallon = 4.546 litres 1 million gallons = 4546 cubic metres 1 cubic yard = 0.7646...
Стр. 274 - Metric equivalents Imperial measurements have generally been adopted to give the dimensions of the works described, as this system was used in the design of the great majority of them. Where modern structures have been designed to the metric system, these units have been used in the text. The following are the metric equivalents of the Imperial units used. Length 1 inch = 25.4 millimetres 1 foot = 0.3048 metre 1 yard = 0.9144 metre 1 mile = 1.609 kilometres Area 1 square...