The first skyscraper: Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

A rare survival from a dramatic stage in the Industrial Revolution, Shrewsbury Flaxmill was built during a period of innovation and social upheaval.Read more

The story of London’s sewer system

Hidden beneath the city streets lie 2,000 kilometres of brick tunnels that take raw sewage direct from our homes, along with 130 kilometres of interconnecting main sewers the size of railway tunnels.Read more

6 Stories of lighting London’s bridges

The city’s bridges and embankments have been at the forefront of lighting innovations in London for centuries.Read more

A brief introduction to prehistoric caves

Scientific interest in caves and rock shelters began in the early 19th century, when discoveries of bones of extinct animals were thought by some to come from an age before the Biblical flood.Read more

6 sensational surviving Tudor country houses

The tumultuous Tudor period lasted from 1485 until 1603, and saw huge changes brought about by three generations of monarchs and the break away from the Catholic Church.Read more

A brief introduction to Brutalism

Loved and loathed, revered and reviled: Brutalism remains one of the most controversial and misunderstood architectural styles of the 20th century.Read more

A spotter’s guide to Victorian architecture

Named for the 63 year reign of Queen Victoria, the era 1837 – 1901 inspired unprecedented social, intellectual and technological change.Read more

Top blogs of 2018

In case you missed them, here are our most-read blogs of 2018. Thanks for following, we’ll be back with more great-reads in 2019.Read more

What archaeology can tell us about the history of migration in England

To mark International Migrant’s Day 2018, we take a look at 7 archaeological and historical objects that help to tell the history of migration in England.Read more