Berkhamsted Castle | The coming of the railways

Berkhamsted Castle

1837: The coming of the railways

 

At the height of the Industrial Revolution, railway engineer Robert Stephenson builds the London and Birmingham Railway, and the route passes very close to the Berkhamsted Castle ruins. Navvies drain the southern part of the outer moat and demolish the ruins of the barbican gate to allow construction of the railway embankment.

 

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