The Round House and its idyllic setting evokes an overwhelming sense of magic, intrigue and romance. Built in the 1790 's, along the now disused Thames and Severn Canal from Lechlade to Stroud. Originally, a Linesman' s cottage, the horses were stabled on the ground floor, and the family lived on the 2 floors above.
Iron Bridge in Shropshire, England, the first iron bridge in the world was opened for traffic, on this day 1st January, 1781. Built by Abraham Darby III from a design by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard. This area is called the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.