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Bursledon Brickworks, Near Southampton

Once capable of making up to 20 million bricks a year they are the only steam driven brickworks left in the country.

Chawton House and Jane Austen

Two houses in Chawton now famous for their links to Jane Austen and her family

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Pentonville: the failed prison experiment

When Pentonville “Model” Prison opened its doors in 1842 it was a great carceral experiment. One which turned its human guinea pigs insane spending 24 hours a day in total solitary confinement.

The Toilet Tower on Conduit Mews

This viewpoint focusses on a toilet tower (a series of bathrooms stacked in the shape of a helix), built as part of scheme to transform four Victorian terraced houses into student housing in Paddington, London, in the late-1960s. More specifically, how architects Nicholas Grimshaw and Terry Farrell promoted plastics in architecture on aesthetic grounds in a way which has ultimately proved to be unsustainable.