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The archaeology of the rural railway warehouse in north-west England

Nevell, MD 2010, 'The archaeology of the rural railway warehouse in north-west England' , Industrial Archaeology Review, 32 (2) , pp. 103-115.

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    Abstract

    This article studies in detail two rural railway warehouses of the mid-19th century from North-West England. Structures such as these were an integral part of the branch lines and secondary lines that developed across the network during the mid- to late 19th century. The two warehouses recorded here each reflected the needs of the railway company. The warehouse at Delph was a multi-purpose structure, whilst the Summerseat warehouse appears to have been a small cotton warehouse and was notable as surviving almost completely intact. Both represent the Victorian approach to industrialised transhipment and redistribution brought about by the railways. They also demonstrate how vulnerable such structures are to early 21st-century redevelopment pressure.

    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 > T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation
    Memory, Text and Place
    Built and Human Environment
    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
    Depositing User: MD Nevell
    Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2010 10:22
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:40
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/11843

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