John Baird

(1798—1859) architect

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Alexander Thomson

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 (1817–75) Scottish architect.

The brightest of Scotland’s Victorian constellation of classical designers, Thomson was Scotland’s equivalent to the impassioned and individualistic...

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cast iron

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Also known as grey iron, it is cast in moulds (usually fine compacted sand), and has enjoyed much use in architecture since C17 for street furniture, railings, screens, gates, and...

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The new technical processes which introduced the widespread use of iron to the Mediterranean seem to have originated between the 13th and the 9th cents. bc. Iron was used for Mycenaean...

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