Barrie Trinder MA PhD FSA
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Waterloo Bridge, Bettws-y-Coed, 1990
Waterloo Bridge, Bettws-y-Coed, 1990
Parys Mountain, 2006
Parys Mountain, 2006

Barrie Trinder is well-known in the Midlands, nationally and internationally as an author and a teacher. His writings cover a many aspects of the history of Britain since 1660, and of the process of industrialisation in other countries. He has experience of many kinds of teaching in adult and higher education, and for many years his advice has been sought by people involved with the conservation of historic buildings and landscapes.

He now works as a writer and consultant from Olney, Buckinghamshire.

Recent work includes:

  • Texts for more than 120 sites in 38 different countries for the website of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

  • Three chapters for a forthcoming volume on the Ditherington Flax Mill, Shrewsbury, to be published by English Heritage.

  • Introductions for historic maps published by Alan Godfrey Maps of Consett; 8 in 2012.


He is currently engaged in writing several chapters for an English Heritage study of Ditherington Flax Mill, Shrewsbury, the first iron-framed building, and on a wide-ranging study of the Industrial Revolution in the British Isles, due for publication in 2009