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Date

11-1972

Description

This photograph shows the town of Swindon in Wiltshire county. Since being named an Expander Town in 1952, Swindon has experienced significant growth, and the density of the residential neighborhoods is illustrated here. Smolski acknowledges this, noting on the slide itself that it is the largest industrial town in Wiltshire.

Identified at frame left is Christ Church on Crickdale St, a large Victorian Gothic church completed in 1851. It was designed by architect George Gilbert Scott.

Notes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/content/image_galleries/swindon_churches_gallery.shtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swindon

http://www.caroe.co.uk/portfolio/churches-cathedrals/christchurch-swindon.asp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gilbert_Scott

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1811-1878

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Subject Headings

Cities and Towns -- Wiltshire -- Swindon; Architecture, Modern -- 19th Century -- Architecture, Victorian; Housing;

Country Name

England

Region Name

Wiltshire

City Name

Swindon

Keywords

architecture, Victorian, Swindon, housing, neighborhood, cathedral

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