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West Midlands, the largest of the metropolitan counties in terms of population is dominated by the city of Birmingham, though it also embraces the area known as the Black Country. Though this region has long been the industrial heart of England , the continuing prosperity of much of it’s industry has led to the continuous redevelopment of working sites with the consequent destruction of earlier installations. The West Midlands therefore is not particularly rich in monuments to it’s heavy engineering industries and most of it’s monuments derive from it’s transport systems, or craft industries such as jewellery, gun making, glass making.
“Guide to Englands Industrial Heritage” Keith Falconer