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 guts of 2 nice capital towns. it's a direct descendant of the nice North street, whose direction it nonetheless partly follows; a dwelling and respiring entity, it really is in a continuing nation of flux in an try and accommodate an ever-increasing movement of site visitors. For the observant traveler and lover of structure, artwork, engineering and background, the area of the A1 will end up to be a shockingly profitable atmosphere. utilized by tens of millions of motorists each day, and at the doorstep of thousands, a lot of its landmarks are a well-recognized sight to those that commute alongside or stay 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 immense smooth wind generators, there are well-known works of public paintings designed to be considered through the passing tourist, elaborately embellished city pubs and centuries-old resorts which are a legacy of the training period. For these humans intrigued by means of those constructions, this publication will try and shed a few gentle on their prior, current and future.

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