This gallery of photographs features Coalport, which is sited on the River Severn near Ironbridge in Shropshire.
Coalport was planned as a canal and river interchange and a complete 'new town' by ironmaster William Reynolds, who built warehouses, workshops, factories and workers’ accommodation between 1788 and 1796. Reynolds also directed the construction of the Shropshire Canal, linking the East Shropshire coalfield with the River Severn.
Coalport was once one of the country's largest porcelain manufacturers, with a worldwide reputation for fine china. It is home to the Coalport China Museum and the Tar Tunnel, two of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums.
Coalport Bridge is a listed structure and scheduled ancient monument that was built in 1818. It is made of cast iron like its more famous neighbour, the Iron Bridge, and carries the Broseley to Coalport road over the River Severn.
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