"Kleine Notizen aus England"

Name of traveller

Ernst Ludwig Schubarth (1797-1868)

Reason for travel

  • study of industrial production

Date of travel

unated, ca. late 1830s to early 1840s

Der Weg von Abergavenny nach Merthyr Tidvill [sic] in Südwales ist sehr anmuthig, er führt durch schöne Thäler allmahlig zum höchsten Punkt der Höhenzüge jenes Theils von Wales ansteigend. (Schubarth 281)


  • industry:
    • numerous ironworks located on both sides of the road between Abergavenny and Merthyr Tydfil
    • great natural abundance of iron deposits in the hills of south Wales
    • identifies Dowlais iron works as the largest English factory of its kind; details type and volume of production
    • impressed by the large iron water wheel in use at Crawshay iron works
  • terrain:
    • pleasant landscape and valleys between Abergavenny and Merthyr Tydfil
    • conflation of Wales and England
  • transport: spread of the railway has contributed to the spread of industrial factories
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Schubarth, Ernst Ludwig. "Kleine Notizen aus England." Verhandlungen des Vereins zur Beförderung des Gewerbefleisses in Preußen 20 (1841): 281-2. Print.