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  Ironbridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England.
It lies in the parish of The Gorge, in the borough of Telford and Wrekin.
By the 19th century, Ironbridge had had many well-known visitors including Benjamin Disraeli, but by the mid-20th century the village was in decline.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ironbridge   (465 words)

 The Iron Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Iron Bridge crosses the River Severn at the Ironbridge Gorge, by the village of Ironbridge, in Shropshire, England.
For example, his cast iron arch bridge at Buildwas upstream from Ironbridge, used less than half the weight for a greater span (130 ft span, 170 tons of cast iron).
Vehicular traffic was stopped from crossing the bridge in 1934, but tolls for pedestrians were still collected until 1950, when ownership of the bridge was transferred to Shropshire County Council.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Iron_Bridge   (788 words)

 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Ironbridge, iron bridge, Shropshire
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are a series of ten amazing museums located in the spectacular and beautiful, Ironbridge gorge, near Telford, that offers a great day out for people of all ages.
Whilst Britain's first iron-making centre may be a peaceful place today, in the past it was filled with smoke, fire and blast furnaces from which the sounds and smells of early industry arose, bearing the first iron rails, wheels, boats, the first steam locomotive, as well as the first iron bridge.
Ironbridge was declaired a World Heritage site in 1986, following the work of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum trust, set up in 1967 to protect the heritage and remains of the Industrial revolution for future generations.
www.shropshiretourism.info /ironbridge/gorge-museum   (429 words)

 Ironbridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Today Ironbridge and its surroundings are popular with visitors, but in times past this area was very different; full of smoke, noise and action, this was once the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
This, the world's first cast iron bridge, was erected in 1779 and opened to the public in 1781.
The surrounding Ironbridge Gorge has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, reflecting its importance in the industrial history of the world.
www.shropshiregallery.co.uk /towns/ironbridge/ironbridge.html   (131 words)

 Ironbridge Capital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ironbridge Capital, a leading independent Australian private equity manager, today announced that, in partnership with the management of Dexta Corporation, it has successfully completed the acquisition of Dexta Corporation Ltd, a specialist Australian insurance underwriting agency.
Ironbridge Capital recently announced the final close for the Ironbridge Capital 2003/2004 Fund, with total investment commitments of A$450 million from leading Australian and international institutional investors.
Ironbridge Capital is focused on investments in medium to large size management buyout and expansion capital transactions, with commitments typically in the range of A$25 million to A$75 million.
www.ironbridge.com.au /dexta_111004.htm   (506 words)

 Ironbridge Tourist Information and Accommodation - Shropshire Tourism
Ironbridge is regarded as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site - sitting alongside The Taj Mahal, The Pyramids and The Grand Canyon - pretty important sites.
The nine Ironbridge Gorge Museums tell this momentous story and offer a chance to step back to a time when the pounding of steam hammers and clatter of horses hooves on cobbles were commonplace.
Although Merrythought Teddybears are made in Ironbridge, today it is much quieter - little shops, charming pubs and inns have built up around the Ironbridge and along the banks of the Severn.
www.shropshiretourism.info /ironbridge   (487 words)

 Ironbridge Shropshire tourist information from TourUK
Set among the grassy slopes of  the Severn Gorge, the area was known as Coalbrookdale until Abraham Darby III erected the world's first iron bridge across the river in 1779/80.
Ironbridge's successful iron business produced rails, wheels, boats and trains and for a long time the valley was the largest iron-making area in the world using the river to transport its goods. 
Located in the centre of the rural Shropshire town of Broseley, close to the Ironbridge Gorge, you are assured of a warm welcome by the owners Clive & Sue Vasey.
www.touruk.co.uk /shropshire/ironbridge.htm   (831 words)

 Ironbridge Gorge Tourism - Tourist Information & Accommodation
Here, in Ironbridge, along the most spectacular stretch of the River Severn, are six square miles that changed the world.
Although nature has now softened the landscape and reclaimed her riverbanks, it still seems faintly shocking that so beautiful - so quiet - a county should have given birth to all things industrial in the world.
The worlds first iron bridge was built in Shropshire, in 1779 and still stands testament to his industry.
www.ironbridge.info   (487 words)

 Ironbridge Archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A pair of relatively recent grinding wheel emplacements in the foreground, and part of one of the culverts looming in the background.
According to authorities as highly-regarded in the field of ancient textile mills as Barrie Trinder, the late Michael Stratton and the now-defunct Royal Commission for Historical Monuments of England, the hatch to the right of the door in this photograph is to facilitate breast-feeding of babies (outside the mill) by working mothers (in the mill).
Ironbridge Archaeology is the archaeology unit of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.
ironbridge.blogspot.com   (3517 words)

 Ironbridge Tourist Information and Visitor Guide | Ironbridge tourist information, Ironbridge visitor guide, ...
Ironbridge tourist information, Ironbridge visitor guide, shropshire, acco...
One of Shropshire's top attractions, the Ironbridge Gorge is known throughout the world as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
Our hope in producing this guide is to persuade you to spend a little more time with us and perhaps to explore the rich and diverse environment that exists beyond the industrial heritage and museums of the gorge.
www.ironbridgeguide.info   (288 words)

 The Ironbridge Gorge Museums - Telford - Shropshire
One of Shropshire's top attractions, the Ironbridge Gorge is known as the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and has been designated a World Heritage site.
But nowadays the gorge is far from industrial in nature - most of the original factories closed years ago and the natural beauty of the Severn Valley has been restored.
An interactive design and technology centre that aims to inspire and capture the imagination of everyone intrigued by the secrets of how things around them are made and how they work.
www.virtual-shropshire.co.uk /ironbridge-gorge-museum   (389 words)

 Ironbridge Gorge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ironbridge is known throughout the world as the symbol of the Industrial Revolution.
Nearby, the blast furnace of Coalbrookdale, built in 1708, is a reminder of the discovery of coke.
The bridge at Ironbridge, the world's first bridge constructed of iron, had a considerable influence on developments in the fields of technology and architecture.
whc.unesco.org /sites/371.htm   (127 words)

 Ironbridge Golf Club & Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Of special note are four signature alpine holes that follow the mountainside and play among the pines of the upper valley, overlooking the main Ironbridge Golf Course 300 feet below.
When the above are combined with additional open water features, natural sage borders, and scenic cliffs and ravines, the Ironbridge Golf experience rates among the best not only in the Roaring Fork Valley, but the entire western United States.
The Ironbridge Golf Club, currently being designed by Vail architects VAg, Inc., will provide full service golf amenities that include well appointed areas for Club and family events.
www.ironbridgeclub.com /golf_club.html   (235 words)

 Hilltop House Bed and Breakfast | Ironbridge & The Gorge
Part of the Ironbridge Gorge Musuem Trust group and one of the most popular attractions - a living outdoor museum where all the staff dress in period costume.
The newest of the attractions within the Ironbridge Gorge, Enginuity is an interactive design and technology centre that aims to inspire and capture the imagination of everyone intrigued by the secrets of how things around them are made and how they work.
Darby furnace where ground breaking technology was used to smelt iron with coke resulting in the construction of the worlds first iron bridge built across the River Severn.
www.hilltop-house.co.uk /tourist_information/ironbridge_gorge.shtml   (1350 words)

 The Ironbridge Institute
The Iron Bridge of 1779, spanning the River Severn at Ironbridge in Shropshire, is universally recognised as the icon of the Industrial Revolution.
Two centuries later an ambitious conservation, restoration and interpretation programme preserved this remarkable valley, which led to the Ironbridge Gorge being inscribed a World Heritage Site in 1986.
The Ironbridge Institute is a partnership between the University of Birmingham and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and builds on both institutions' experience to provide top-class taught postgraduate courses in Heritage.
www.ironbridge.bham.ac.uk   (181 words)

 Ironbridge Software, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Since 1989, Ironbridge Software has provided the Consumer Goods Industry with both consulting and software development services.
Ironbridge's flagship business intelligence product "Net-Bench" is a high powered reporting and analytical tool for both internal data and syndicated consumer data.
In our consulting practice, we specialize in building data warehouses including integration with external syndicated data sources.
www.ibsw.com   (114 words)

 Industrial Archaeology at Ironbridge
The CHART programme was inaugurated in 2001 by Ironbridge Archaeology, with the twin aims of investigating hitherto unexplored aspects of the development of the Coalbrookdale landscape, and providing an intensive field training experience in the techniques of historical archaeology.
Fieldwork was undertaken in 2001 and 2002 in conjunction with the University of Birmingham on a range of sites in Coalbrookdale, including the seventeenth century Tobacco House and the Upper Forge complex which has its origins in the sixteenth century.
The CHART programme is under the overall direction of Paul Belford (Senior Archaeologist, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust).
www.bris.ac.uk /Depts/Archaeology/fieldschools/fieldschool/ironbridge   (709 words)

A century ago, Ironbridge was shrouded in the smoke belching from the chimneys of the smelting mills, china kilns, coal mining and the other industries which developed from the combination of abundant raw materials and the natural transport system offered by the River Severn.
Today the scene has returned to the tranquil beauty of this wooded gorge, the mills turned into fascinating museums depicting the area's industrial past as the "birthplace of the Industrial Revolution".
Most tastes are catered for somewhere in Ironbridge.
www.pohouse-ironbridge.fsnet.co.uk   (650 words)

 ironbridge1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Abraham Darby's construction of the 18th Century Bridge at Ironbridge near Telford
The completed part assembly can be seen at the Ironbridge Museum Telford.
Firstly a base was laid down to cover the area of two of the ribs.
www.hdowns.co.uk /ironbridge1.htm   (362 words)

 Ironbridge - Bed and Breakfast - Guesthouse - Ironbridge - Telford, Coalbrookdale Villa - Shropshire
Ironbridge - Bed and Breakfast - Guesthouse - Ironbridge - Telford, Coalbrookdale Villa - Shropshire
If you are looking for somewhere relaxing and comfortable to stay in Ironbridge then this could be just the place for you.
Surrounded by large well kept gardens you feel as if you are in the heart of the countryside but are in fact only 10 minutes walk from the centre of Ironbridge and the world's oldest Iron Bridge.
www.coalbrookdalevilla.co.uk   (219 words)

 IRONBRIDGE ESTATE AGENTS - Property and houses for sale or rent in Ironbridge and surrounding area.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
IRONBRIDGE ESTATE AGENTS - Property and houses for sale or rent in Ironbridge and surrounding area.
Let a good number of agents in Ironbridge know your needs - our 'one e-mail to all Ironbridge Estate Agents' button at the top of the homepage is ideal for this.
Standard lending ratios are usually three times the principal earner's gross income plus one times the second, or two and a half times joint gross income.
www.ironbridge-estateagents.co.uk   (1243 words)

 Ironbridge Rowing Club - Home
Ironbridge Rowing Club was founded in 1870 to promote the sport of rowing in the Ironbridge Gorge.
It is also an extremely attractive site, Ironbridge Gorge is a major tourist area, attracting thousands of visitors each year and one of the leading World Heritage sites in Britain.
Rowing at Ironbridge is not therefore exclusively for those who are necessarily naturally gifted athletically.
www.ironbridgerowingclub.co.uk   (588 words)

 Ironbridge Horseless Carriage - Fully licensed Hackney, private and executive operators, Telford, Shropshire
If you are home-based, or about to visit the United Kingdom by air or sea, either for business or pleasure, you naturally want to arrive at your ultimate destination in ease and comfort.
Based at Ironbridge Road, Telford, Shropshire, Ironbridge Horseless Carriage (IHC) is a fully licensed hackney, private and executive car and mini coach operator.
Mercedes C and E class saloons and traveliners - Wheelchair passengers are conveyed with safety and dignity
www.taxihop.com /ihc   (297 words)

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