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By James Clark

The A1, Britain’s longest numbered highway, is a ribbon of tarmac that stretches for 396 miles and threads its means into the center of 2 nice capital towns. it's a direct descendant of the nice North highway, whose path it nonetheless in part follows; a dwelling and respiring entity, it really is in a continuing kingdom of flux in an try and accommodate an ever-increasing movement of site visitors. For the observant vacationer and lover of structure, paintings, engineering and historical past, the neighborhood of the A1 will end up to be an incredibly profitable surroundings. utilized by tens of hundreds of thousands of motorists each day, and at the doorstep of hundreds of thousands, lots of its landmarks are a well-known sight to people who commute alongside or dwell close to it. From medieval church buildings to twentieth-century nuclear energy stations, 100-metre-tall brutalist tower blocks to fragile timber-framed dwellings and from picturesque windmills to formations of tremendous sleek wind generators, there are recognized works of public artwork designed to be considered by way of the passing traveler, elaborately embellished city pubs and centuries-old motels which are a legacy of the training period. For these humans intrigued by way of those buildings, this publication will try and shed a few mild on their earlier, current and future.

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