New PDF release: Kent's Industrial Heritage

By James Preston

Kent is considered the ‘Garden of britain’ and has been defined as a county of ‘hops, apples and cherries’. this can be actual of a giant a part of the county, quite after the Weald misplaced its very important broadcloth and iron industries, yet north Kent bordering the Thames and Medway grew to become within the 19th century the main hugely industrialised quarter of south-east England open air London.

Kent, strategically positioned at the method of London, had an extended organization with the armaments industries. It forged iron cannon from Tudor instances to the early eighteenth century, supplied the military with warships from inner most and royal dockyards, and was once a major producer of gunpowder and explosives. It grew to become a tremendous provider of paper to London stationers, and a resource of thousands of bricks and hundreds of thousands of a whole bunch lime, cement, stone and sand for nineteenth-century advancements in London and out of the country. To fill a requirement created via those industries for equipment, an engineering quarter built, which used to be every now and then on the leading edge of know-how. Barge construction constructed to use reasonable water carriage of the county’s items. diverse farming supplied the uncooked fabrics for quite a few agriculturally similar actions together with milling, tanning, malting and brewing.

This publication outlines the $64000 position Kent held within the economic system of southern England, and illustrates what is still extant in what's now primarily a post-industrial era.

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