During this year I shall be posting photographs from places around the UK, many of which have not been published before. Where I have previously blogged about a location I will provide a link to the post, though you won’t be able to comment on it as I restrict comments to six months.
J is for Jackfield
Jackfield is a village in Shropshire on the south bank of the River Severn, in the Ironbridge Gorge. There was a pottery here from at least 1634 and corn mills existed along the stream that flowed into the river. Manufacture of pottery continued throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, with specialism moving on to the production of tiles, including high quality encaustic tiles.
The Jackfield Tile Museum is one of ten museums in the Severn Gorge.
The settlement is mainly linear alongside the steep bank of the river from the Free Bridge to the Memorial Bridge which crosses over to the north bank and onto Coalport.
I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.
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32 thoughts on “A – Z of Locations: J is for Jackfield”
I always love places like this that still hold on their history 🙂
Interesting information; thank you.
Very interesting photos, I can tell there is a lot of history in Jacksfield, Industry and Workers.
The Ironbridge gorge is known as the birth of the industrial revolution.
A pretty little place to explore.