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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 16:40
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/11843

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