GooseyGoo considers all physical remains of human industrial endeavours to be a relevant relic!
That means yes to bronze age mines and yes to farming practices! However it does exclude religious buildings (such as churches, abbeys and cathedrals).
It is not restricted to the industrial revolution in Britain, even though admittedly that does make up the bulk of the remains today!
We love to see early examples of industrial activity, such as windmills and waterwheels if they still remain!! The era has no lower limit, so the earlier the remains the better, but I think for now we should stop at redundant and disused industrial sites, probably around the 1950’s!
Here is a very brief table of in’s and out’s, but by no means covers all relics, so please feel free to add a site with unknown or other as its category and I will create one especially for it if need be!
|All transport structures, eg bridges and tunnels||All religious structures eg Abbeys, churches and cathedrals|
|Warehouses and industrial buildings (pre circa 1950s)||Domestic dwellings (unless of special industrial person)|
|Monument to engineer/industrialist/event/former site||site of engineer/industrialist/event/former site with no remains left. We only want to map the remains in Britain.|
|Prehistoric/ ancient mines – bronze age, iron age etc…early mining..lovely!||medieval village|
|Long house or significant farm-stead – just!||standing stones or stone circles – sadly no.|
|Anything to do with transport, eg railways or canals. Even Roman roads!||Roman city wall or juicy old city features – probably not. No to a clock tower for example.|
|Cuttings, embankments, inclined planes or track beds.||Old footpath or right of way – unless for known industrial significance|