Roderick Floud

in The People and the British Economy, 1830–1914

Published in print April 1997 | ISBN: 9780192892102
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670602 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses industrialization in Britain from 1980–1914. It discusses the growth of town halls, factories, and railway stations in Victorian and Edwardian England — built in increasingly ornate styles — which brought ever-increasing demands for building materials. It also covers the industrial landscape and coal production and distribution.

Keywords: building materials; industrialization; coal production; town halls; factories; railway stations

Chapter.  3450 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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