Category Archives: Industrial Architecture

Blogs about Industrial Architecture

Cottage Industry

The Wigston Framework Knitters Museum is a late 17th century (1695) farmhouse which was gradually adapted and extended over time to accommodate machine knitting production. It stands as one of the very few intact examples of this important industry from … Continue reading

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Rain, Steam and Speed

JMW Turner’s early 19th century artistic masterpiece “Rain, Steam and Speed” atmospherically depicts the Great Western Railway at the Maidenhead Viaduct which crossed the Thames in England between Taplow and Maidenhead. The painting was first exhibited at the Royal Academy … Continue reading

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Riding the Rails – Visualising Leicester’s Historic Trams

We thought we’d give this development video of the work the Digital Building Heritage Group is doing for our AHRC Connected Community partners the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust an outing on the blog to show where we are going with … Continue reading

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Keeping it clear and simple – The art of communicating heritage

There is an early Edwardian feel to the office just now as Steffan is finishing off the animation of the Tram Depot at the top of London Road in Leicester for our heritage Lottery Fund AHRC Connected Communities partners the … Continue reading

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Swannington Heritage Trust – Architecture, Steam Engines and Rails

The DBHG were recently guests of our AHRC “Connected Communities” partners The Swannington Heritage Trust in West Leicestershire at one of their sites where we were guided over the remains of the Swannington Incline. This was once a mile long … Continue reading

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Leicester Transport Heritage Trust – Tram Depot Museum

At the DBHG we get asked to visualise all sorts of buildings but this is an unusual one. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been working on a digital representation of Leicester Transport Heritage Trust’s Tram Depot building at … Continue reading

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Knitting an Industrial Heritage

This afternoon I visited the Framework Knitters Museum in Wigston, a few miles south of Leicester. This collection of beautifully cared for buildings houses a remarkable assemblage of 19th and 20th century English working class domestic interiors and an astonishing … Continue reading

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