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The South-West from the Air Collection

Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire

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Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Cribbs Causeway 18722_08

Cribbs Causeway 18722_08
Cribbs Causeway Shopping Centre, Bristol. Following the now traditional dumbell design, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway opened in March 1998 and cost £ 200 million to construct

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Pendennis Castle N070693

Pendennis Castle N070693
PENDENNIS CASTLE, Falmouth, Cornwall. Aerial view of castle and surrounding coastline

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Brent Knoll 24572_017

Brent Knoll 24572_017
BRENT KNOLL HILLFORT, Somerset, ST340509 (RSM 24001). Aerial view. An Iron Age fort with multiple ramparts on a hill overlooking the Somerset Levels

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Portishead Dock JEH_22046_048

Portishead Dock JEH_22046_048
Portishead Dock, North Somerset. In 1860 a deep water dock was built to accomodate large ships that had difficulty reaching Bristol Harbour

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Portishead Power Station JEH_22046_45

Portishead Power Station JEH_22046_45
Portishead B Power Station, Somerset. Opened in 1955 it originally had four oil fired and eight coal-fired boilers. It closed in 1982 and its chimneys were demolished in 1992

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Clifton EPW005463

Clifton EPW005463
CLIFTON, Bristol. Aerial view of Clifton showing the Avon Gorge and Suspension Bridge photographed in March 1921. This area of Clifton includes a lot of Georgian

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Royal Naval College, Dartmouth EPW024215

Royal Naval College, Dartmouth EPW024215
ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE, Dartmouth, Devon, photographed in 1928. This officer training college was purpose built on this site in 1905 to a design by Sir Aston Webb

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Tresco 29035_031

Tresco 29035_031
Tresco, Isles of Scilly. SV8914/60

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Bristol Airport JEH_22047_061

Bristol Airport JEH_22047_061
Bristol Airport, Lulsgate Bottom, Somerset. This site was first used as a RAF relief landing ground in 1940. The aerodrome was converted and opened as a new airport for Bristol in 1957

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Studland Ferry EAW010961

Studland Ferry EAW010961
The Studland Ferry underway in the mouth of Poole Harbour, Sandbanks, Dorset

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Plymouth Hoe EPR003252

Plymouth Hoe EPR003252
Plymouth Hoe, Devon. Aerial view by Aeropictorial. August 1937. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Wootton Bassett, 1930. EPW032629

Wootton Bassett, 1930. EPW032629
WOOTTON BASSETT, Wiltshire. Aerial view of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Coxstalls and the High Street, June 1930. Aerofilms Collection (see Links). Royal Wootton Bassett

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Wootton Bassett, 1930. EPW032634

Wootton Bassett, 1930. EPW032634
WOOTTON BASSETT, Wiltshire. Aerial view of the Church of St. Bartholomew and All Saints and the High Street, June 1930. Aerofilms Collection (see Links). Royal Wootton Bassett

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Isle of Portland 24688_012

Isle of Portland 24688_012
PORTLAND PORT AND THE ISLE OF PORTLAND, Dorset. Aerial view. Connected to the mainland by Chesil Beach this limestone island is a central feature on the Jurassic Coast

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Forest of Dean 23322_08

Forest of Dean 23322_08
FOREST OF DEAN, Gloucestershire. Aerial view

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Hinkley Point 27466_007

Hinkley Point 27466_007
Hinkley Point A Nuclear Power Station, Somerset. The two main buildings each housed Magnox reactors. The power station was shut down in 1999 and is currently being decommissioned

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Eden Project, Cornwall 23520_16

Eden Project, Cornwall 23520_16
EDEN PROJECT, Cornwall. Aerial view

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Maiden Castle 29548_014

Maiden Castle 29548_014
MAIDEN CASTLE, Dorset. Aerial view of the iron age hill fort

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Bryher 29035_029

Bryher 29035_029
Bryher, Isles of Scilly. SV8714/27

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: St Agnes 29034_032

St Agnes 29034_032
St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly, looking NE towards St. Mary s). SV8807/37

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Swindon Works 29656_008

Swindon Works 29656_008
Swindon works site, Wiltshire. Formerly the Great Western Railway Works, it now houses the STEAM museum, the headquarters for the National Trust

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Clifton Observatory JEH_22046_011

Clifton Observatory JEH_22046_011
Clifton Observatory, Bristol. Originally a windmill built in 1766, the main building was converted in 1828 with the installation of telescopes and a camera obscura showing views of the Avon Gorge

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: GWR Works, Swindon, 1920 epw000924

GWR Works, Swindon, 1920 epw000924
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY WORKS, Swindon. Aerial view photographed May 1920. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: New Severn Bridge 29705_035

New Severn Bridge 29705_035
New Severn Bridge, South Gloucestershire. Photographed in June 2015

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Bath Abbey JEH_22026_33a

Bath Abbey JEH_22026_33a
Bath. Centre of the city including Abbey church, the Pump Room (of 1789-99) and the Roman Baths. Photographed by Jim Hancock July 1969

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: University of Bristol JEH_22046_001

University of Bristol JEH_22046_001
University of Bristol. Aerial view centred on Royal Fort House and Gardens with the Queens Building in the foreground. Photographed by Jim Hancock in 1970

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: The Garrison 29035_033

The Garrison 29035_033
The Garrison, St. Mary s, Isles of Scilly. SV8910/219

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Glastonbury Tor and surrounding countryside 23697_05

Glastonbury Tor and surrounding countryside 23697_05
GLASTONBURY TOR, Somerset. Aerial view of the tor and surrounding countryside, reputedly the Isle of Avalon

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Gloucester EPW037834

Gloucester EPW037834
Gloucester. The Docks and adjoining warehouses. The Llanthony Bridge bars the way to the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in May 1932

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Chesil Beach JEH_22044_022

Chesil Beach JEH_22044_022
Chesil Beach, Dorset. The shingle barrier beach is a natural formation forming part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Photographed in September 1970 by Jim Hancock

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Berkeley Power Station JEH_22049_14

Berkeley Power Station JEH_22049_14
Berkeley Power Station, Gloucestershire. Nuclear power station powered by two Magnox reactors. It openend in 1962 and was decommissioned in 1989. Photographed by Jim Hancock in 1971

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Chew Valley Lake JEH_22048_032

Chew Valley Lake JEH_22048_032
Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club, Somerset. The reservoir at Chew Valley was opened in 1956 to provide drinking water for Bristol. Opportunities were soon taken to use the lake for leisure activities

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Bradford-on-Avon 27464_013

Bradford-on-Avon 27464_013
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. Aerial view showing Holy Trinity Church and the River Avon

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Box Tunnel 27463_016

Box Tunnel 27463_016
Box Hill, Wiltshire. Box Tunnel West Portal. The tunnel was constructed for the Great Western Main Line between 1838 and 1841. The West Portal was designed by Brunel in a grand classical style

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Shipwreck at St Merryn EAW200562

Shipwreck at St Merryn EAW200562
The wreck of the tanker " Hemsley I" at Fox Cove, St Merryn, Cornwall. September 1969. The vessel went ashore here on 12th May 1969 en route from Liverpool to Antwerp. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Bishop Rock Lighthouse 29034_016

Bishop Rock Lighthouse 29034_016
Bishop Rock Lighthouse. Four miles west of the Scilly Isles, it first saw service in 1858. The lighthouse was enlarged in 1887 and converted to automatic service in 1991. SV8006/9

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Isle of Portland 27844_012

Isle of Portland 27844_012
Portland, Dorset. Aerial view of the island. SY6768/28

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Falmouth Harbour EPW055832

Falmouth Harbour EPW055832
FALMOUTH, Cornwall. Aerial view of Pendennis Castle, Falmouth Harbour and the Falmouth Roads. Photographed in 1937. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Cerne Abbas Giant 26127_047

Cerne Abbas Giant 26127_047
CERNE ABBAS GIANT, Dorset, in the care of the National Trust. Aerial view. The giants origin is uncertain, although one theory is that he was cut to represent " Englands Hercules"

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Polperro HAW01_09399_18

Polperro HAW01_09399_18
POLPERRO, Lansallos, Cornwall. Aerial view of Polperro. Photographed by Harold Wingham, 30th July 1959

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Brixham Harbour EAW007577

Brixham Harbour EAW007577
Brixham Harbour and town, Brixham, Devon. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in 1947

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Canons Marsh JEH_22046_006

Canons Marsh JEH_22046_006
Canons Marsh, Bristol. This area of Bristol has seen significant redevelopment. Shown here are the gas works and an inter-war warehouse that has since been replaced by the Lloyds Bank HQ at

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Truro EAR007243

Truro EAR007243
Truro and Cathedral, Cornwall. The Gothic Revival Cathedral was begun in the 1880s. Aerial view by Aeropictorial. Aerofilms Collection. July 1946

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Mevagissey Harbour EAW051337

Mevagissey Harbour EAW051337
The village, Victoria Pier and the harbour, Mevagissey, Cornwall, from the south-east. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in 1953

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Clifton Zoo EPW048288

Clifton Zoo EPW048288
Clifton, Bristol. Bristol Zoological Gardens was established in the 1830s and is one of the oldest Zoos in the world. Clifton College was founded in 1862

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Royal Crescent EPW001949

Royal Crescent EPW001949
BATH, Somerset. Aerial view of the Royal Crescent, Bath, built between 1767 and 1774 by John Wood. It is considered amongst the greatest examples of Georgian architecture. Photographed in July 1920

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Exmoor RAF_540_846_PFFO_0112

Exmoor RAF_540_846_PFFO_0112
County Gate and Cosgate Hill, Exmoor, Devon. An aerial view of County Gate and Cosgate Hill before moorland improvement and forestry planning. Photographed by the RAF in August 1952

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Mevagissey EAW131420

Mevagissey EAW131420
Mevagissey, Cornwall. Photographed in June 1964. Aerofilms Collection



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