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This panel, with 3D picture map and section through Bower Yard Limekiln,
was produced for the Severn Gorge Countryside Trust and is located
on the restored Bower Yard Limekiln in The Ironbridge Gorge. The
3D picture map was hand painted to illustrate a view of the limestone
quarries and limekilns along Benthall Edge from the early 19th century
until the early 20th century, showing tramways, inclines, river
traffic, the railway, woodland species and their relationship with
the underlying geology. The line drawing shows how the Limekiln
worked, the materials that were used, and the chemistry involved
in order to produce quicklime.
Aristotle Lane Wildlife Corridor
Created for the residents of Burgess Mead, Oxford, this panel illustrates
how wildlife can be encouraged and successfully nurtured within
an urban area. The plan of the wildlife corridor was drawn and coloured
using computer graphics software to illustrate how the different
types of habitat and features make up the wildlife corridor. The
photographic images were supplied by the client.
Hereford Cathedral Close
Created for Hereford Cathedral, this aerial illustration depicts
the new improvements which have been made to restore the Cathedral
Close as an important public space and setting for the Cathedral.
Funded by Heritage Lottery money, elements of the project include;
the apple tree mosaic outside the Cathedral’s west front,
a bronze roundel trail along the pathways of the close, stone threshold
markers where the visitor enters the Cathedral, improved pathways,
new paving and seating, specially designed railings, new planting
and formal gardens, restoration of the Cathedral Barn and an upgrade
of the Masons’ yard.
‘After Offa’ Living Life Along the Border, Local Oral
This map illustration and design was produced for the Bronygarth
Social Committee to share, pass on and celebrate the heritage, stories
and oral history of the English and Welsh border community around
Offa’s Dyke. The map illustration was hand painted to show
relevant roads, tracks, rivers and the surrounding landscape relief.
The collage artwork and oral history stories were produced by local
schools and community groups in workshop sessions. All the information
was collected together and the map layout designed and printed to
create a folded map for use by local people and visitors.
Quality A5 size greetings cards of the Doric Temple, the Rotunda,
the Cottage in the Woods and the Cottage Garden, can all be purchased
- individual cost £2.40 each or £8.00 for the set of
four - plus Post and Packing. If you are interested in buying any
of these please contact us
Produced for The Severn Gorge Countryside Trust, these four panels
tell the historic story of ‘The Sabbath Walks’, or ‘Workmen’s
Walks’ through Dale Coppice and Lincoln Hill in Coalbrookdale,
Shropshire. The walks were created in 1782 by the Quaker ironmaster,
Richard Reynolds, who levelled and widened existing tracks throughout
the woods and planted larch and evergreens and a variety of shrubs
such as rose, lilac, laburnum and honeysuckle for their scent and
colour. These walks were not private walks, but open to everyone,
the working families as well as visitors who came to Coalbrookdale
in the late C18, and took advantage of their elevated position to
see the extraordinary industrial developments happening in Coalbrookdale
and the Ironbridge Gorge at the time.
They became known as ‘The Sabbath Walks’ because Reynolds
wanted to encourage the workers to spend Sundays walking with their
families instead of in the alehouse! Unusual at a time when all
other landscaped walks were created exclusively for the enjoyment
of wealthy landowners, The Sabbath Walks were some of the earliest
public walks created.
The Doric Temple
Along the route, Reynolds built structures so that visitors could
enjoy the views. The Doric Temple, built in 1784, was a brick building
supported by 4 pillars with a seat inside. From here it was possible
to see the upper forge pool and its cascades, a huge reservoir used
for powering the new iron industry in Coalbrookdale.
The walks continued onto the promontory of Lincoln Hill, where Reynolds
built the Rotunda, a cast-iron pillared structure like a bandstand
with an ingenious revolving seat, offering panoramic views of the
surrounding area, including that of the newly constructed Iron Bridge,
the ruined Buildwas Abbey and to the north, the industrial scene
The Cottage and Garden in the Woods
Reynolds also built a Cottage and Garden in Dale Coppice, along
the route of The Sabbath Walks for his daughter, Hannah Mary, where
she could spend time walking in the woods, relaxing and entertaining
her friends and family.
Palfrey Park Nature Conservation Area
Created for Walsall MBC, this panel illustrates the creation of
a Nature Conservation Area within Palfrey Park, Walsall. Built as
part of the Big Dig Project, with the help of local residents, park
users and children, an underused area of the Park was turned into
a dedicated wildlife area and outdoor classroom.
Bowers Yard Limekiln
This illustration was produced for the Severn Gorge Countryside
Trust to show a C19 limekiln, crushing plant and loading facilities
on the railway sidings at Bowers Yard, Ironbridge, as it would have
appeared in the 1920’s. The limekiln was originally built
during the mid1800’s and operated until the1870’s, after
which it fell into disrepair. A date of ‘1928’ is inscribed
above the kiln arch, indicating a possible date at which it was
repaired, and from which the kiln was in production again. At this
time a railway siding was built to transport limestone from the
Benthall Edge quarries.
The illustration for this panel was produced for Shropshire Council
to show how the historic garden in Rectory Wood, Church Stretton,
would have looked in the C18. Landscaped by Professor John Mainwaring,
with advice from his friend the famous landscape designer ‘Capability’
Brown, the illustration shows typical ‘Brownian’ features
such as the Icehouse, the yew-ringed pool with its dam and cascade,
the Gothic Folly and the Summerhouse. The illustration uses archive
records and archaeological excavation as its source material to
ensure historical accuracy.
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