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The South-West from the Air Collection (#2)

Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire

132 Items

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Stert Island JEH_22047_039

Stert Island JEH_22047_039
Stert Island, near Burnham on Sea, Somerset. It was attached to the Steart Peninsula until 1798, when the sea broke through. It is now a nature reserve. Photographed in November 1970 by Jim Hancock

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 Shown here are the gas works and an inter-war warehouse that has since been replaced by the Lloyds Bank HQ at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: Avonmouth Bridge under construction JEH_22045_038

Avonmouth Bridge under construction JEH_22045_038
Avonmouth Bridge, Shirehampton, Gloucesterhire. This view shows work underway on construction for the M5 motorway. Work started in 1969 and the foundations

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: Box Tunnel 27463_009

Box Tunnel 27463_009
Middle Hill Tunnel, Box, Wiltshire. The tunnel was constructed for the Great Western Main Line and opened in 1841

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Long Newnton Airfield 27446_039

Long Newnton Airfield 27446_039
Long Newnton, Gloucestershire. Solar farm on the site of the former RAF airfield

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: 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: Bryher 29035_029

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

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: 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: 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: 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: East Lyng flooding 27896_037

East Lyng flooding 27896_037
East Lyng, Somerset Levels. Aerial view of extensive flooding, January 2014

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Cheltenham EAW006882

Cheltenham EAW006882
The High Street and the town centre, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in June 1947

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: Floating Harbour EAW209373

Floating Harbour EAW209373
Queen Square and the Floating Harbour, Bristol. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in 1971

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Avonmouth EAW002060

Avonmouth EAW002060
The Royal Edward Dock, Avonmouth, Bristol. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in 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: 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: 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: Flying Boat EAW002991

Flying Boat EAW002991
Short S.26 seaplane Golden Hind (G-AFCI) at anchor in Poole Harbour, Dorset. The first of three S.26 G-Class flying-boats built by Short Brothers at Rochester and first flown on the 21st July 1939

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Bideford EPW039893

Bideford EPW039893
Bideford, Devon. Bideford Bridge, the River Torridge and the town. Bideford Quay is the tree-lined area to the right of the bridge in this view. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in August 1932

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: Sharpness EPW029346

Sharpness EPW029346
Sharpness, Gloucestershire. Sharpness Docks including a tidal basin and the start of the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in September 1929

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Exeter EPW024101

Exeter EPW024101
Exeter, Devon. The saw mills and engineering works at the Canal Basin. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in September 1928

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Falmouth EPW021716

Falmouth EPW021716
Falmouth, Cornwall. Falmouth Docks and Pendennis Castle from the north-west. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in June 1928

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Stonehouse EAW051361

Stonehouse EAW051361
Great Western Docks (Millbay Docks), Stonehouse, Plymouth. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in August 1953

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Tyntesfield 29081_028

Tyntesfield 29081_028
Tyntesfield, Wraxhall, North Somerset. A Victorian country house and gardens, now in the care of the National Trust. Photographed in July 2014

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Heelis 29656_015

Heelis 29656_015
Heelis, Swindon, Wiltshire. The headquarters of the National Trust built to an innovative design in 2005. Photographed in June 2015

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: The Engine House 29656_015

The Engine House 29656_015
The Engine House, Swindon. Former Great Western Railway Offices, this is now the principal office of both Historic England and English Heritage Trust

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: The Engine House 29656_007

The Engine House 29656_007
The Engine House, Swindon. Former Great Western Railway Offices, this is now the principal office of both Historic England and English Heritage Trust

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: Avonmouth Docks 21420_22

Avonmouth Docks 21420_22
Avonmouth Docks, Bristol. Avonmouth Dock was built in 1865-1877 by private enterprise. The dock was later incorporated into the Port of Bristol Authority. The Royal Edward Dock was added in 1908

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: SS Great Britain 21417_02

SS Great Britain 21417_02
SS Great Britain, Bristol. Built in 1843 to designs by Brunel, the Great Britain was used as a passenger ship to New York

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Pymore Mills 21501_22

Pymore Mills 21501_22
Mill at Pymore, near Bradpole, Dorset. This aerial photograph shows Pymore Mills, a range of mill buildings constructed in about 1850

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: The Circus, Bath JEH_22026_35a

The Circus, Bath JEH_22026_35a
The Circus, Bath. The Circus was built by John Wood the elder in 1754-8. It was an original and innovative design, bending terraces of housing into tight curves

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: Aust Services JEH_22049_020

Aust Services JEH_22049_020
Aust Services, Aust, South Gloucestershire. Large service station at the English end of the Severn Road Bridge, serving the former route of the M4 motorway

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Road cutting JEH_22047_037

Road cutting JEH_22047_037
Court Hill, Tickenham, Somerset. Construction works for the M5 motorway included the creation of these precipitous cuttings. Photographed in November 1970 by Jim Hancock

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Cadbury Camp JEH_22046_070

Cadbury Camp JEH_22046_070
Cadbury Camp, Tickenham, Somerset. This Iron Age hillfort is thought by some to be the location of King Arthurs Camelot, although Cadbury Castle (South Cadbury) arguably has a stronger claim

Background imageThe South-West from the Air Collection: Clevedon Pier JEH_22046_058

Clevedon Pier JEH_22046_058
Clevedon Pier, North Somerset. This Victorian pier was originally opened in 1869. During stress testing in 1970 two of the spans collapsed

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: SS Great Britain JEH_22046_009

SS Great Britain JEH_22046_009
Wapping Dockyard, Bristol. The SS Great Britain returned to the same dry dock that had been purpose-built for its construction by the Great Western Steamship Company between 1839-43



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