Map D: The Ironbridge Gorge
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Blists Hill Tunnel

Blists Hill Tunnel

19th century brick-lined railway tunnel, 60-70 metres in length.

Hay Inclined Plane

Hay Inclined Plane

One of the best examples of the ingenuity of 19th century engineers

Jackfield and Coalport Memorial Footbridge

Jackfield and Coalport Memorial Footbridge

Memorial to 26 servicemen whose lives were lost in the Great War

Maws Tile Works

Maws Tile Works

Once the largest employer in the area. In operation from 1883-1969.

Craven Dunnill Encaustic Tile Works

Craven Dunnill Encaustic Tile Works

Built in 1870 to meet the ever-growing demand for decorative tiles.

Jackfield Sidings & Severn Valley Railway

Jackfield Sidings & Severn Valley Railway

Reputed to be the widest level crossing gates in Britain.

Station Hotel & Ironbridge and Broseley Train Station

Station Hotel & Ironbridge and Broseley Train Station

The Severn Branch line operated from 1862 - 1963.

The Iron Bridge

The Iron Bridge

The world's first iron bridge, built by Abraham Darby III, opened as a toll bridge in 1781.

The Wharfage

The Wharfage

Ironbridge was a busy river port during the 18th and 19th centuries. Many original buildings remain.

Coalbrookdale Railway Station

Coalbrookdale Railway Station

A 19th century station closed in the 60s but the line still supplies coal to Buildwas power station.

View of Coalbrookdale

View of Coalbrookdale

Coalbrookdale's Ironworks at one time produced the largest amount of iron in Great Britain.

Quaker Burial Ground

Quaker Burial Ground

Contains 18th century graves of many Coalbrookdale ironmasters and manufacturers.

Darby Houses & Tea Kettle Row

Darby Houses & Tea Kettle Row

Impressive 18th & 19th century houses built for the Darby family.

Great Western Railway Viaduct

Great Western Railway Viaduct

Built in the 1860s across the Upper Furnace Pool taking the railway from Lightmoor to Buildwas.

Jiggers Bank & Toll House

Jiggers Bank & Toll House

In 1818, a toll road from Coalbrookdale to Wellington, via Jiggers Bank, was opened.

New Pool

New Pool

The 300 year old 'New Pool' provided water to top up the Upper Furnace Pool.

Rough Park Way

Rough Park Way

Route following the line of a tramway from Lightmoor to Coalbrookdale.

Lightmoor Crossing

Lightmoor Crossing

Line once supplied the brickworks, mines, furnaces and factories of Lightmoor & Little Dawley.

Tub Boat Bridge

Tub Boat Bridge

Built to carry a tramway over the Shropshire Canal.

Shropshire Canal

Shropshire Canal

Built in the 18th century this part of the Shropshire canal was used by Tub boats ferrying pig iron.

Blists Hill Victorian Town Museum

Originally called Blists Hill Open Air Museum. Opened in 1973.

Coalport China Museum

Maw's Craft Centre

Jackfield Tile Museum

Museum of the Gorge

Enginuity

Museum of Iron