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The archaeology of industrialisation and the textile industry: the example of Manchester and the south-western pennine uplands during the 18th century (part 1)

Nevell, MD 2008, 'The archaeology of industrialisation and the textile industry: the example of Manchester and the south-western pennine uplands during the 18th century (part 1)' , Industrial Archaeology Review, 30 (1) , pp. 33-48.

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Abstract

Between the early 18th century and the mid-19th century the north-west of England was turned from a relatively impoverished backwater to one of the major industrialisation zones in the world. This is thus a key region fopr understanding the archaeology of the early stages of industrialisation. The area around Manchester was at the heart of this process, which was driven in this region by the mechanisation of the textile industry. The archaeological remains of this industrial transition are not only very extensive but also comparatively early when considered against the classic period of the Industrial revoultion; the decades either side of 1800. This paper discusses this early evidence and the results of a wide-ranging regional survey looking at the archaeology of industrialisation within the textile industry and the role of local tenant farmers in promoting industry in and around Manchester during the 18th century. It highlights a number of key sources of evidence for this period and suggests some future directions for archaeological research into the early industrialisation of this important region.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Applied Archaeology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Industrial Archaeology Review
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0309-0728
Funders: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC)
Depositing User: Dr Michael Nevell
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 14:39
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2014 09:43
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/11295

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