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Timperley old hall: Rediscovering a moated site

Nevell, MD, North, P and Pierce, D 2013, Timperley old hall: Rediscovering a moated site , Greater Manchester's Past Revealed, 8 , Centre for Applied Archaeology, Salford.

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Timperley Old Hall moat is one of the oldest inhabited places in Trafford, Greater Manchester. Stone tools indicate prehistoric activity in the Neolithic and early Bronze Ages. The site was re-used again, briefly, in the mid-Saxon period. From the 13th to the 18th centuries it was the home of the de Timperleigh, de Mascy, and Brereton families. It fell into decay during the 18th century and was demolished by 1800. Between 1989 and 1996 excavations revealed thousands of medieval artefacts, the foundations for the hall, and a timber-lined well. In 2010 a community archaeology project, led by the South Trafford Archaeological Group, set out to rediscover the ancient manorial site and to make the remains accessible to the general public.

Item Type: Book
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Publisher: Centre for Applied Archaeology
Refereed: Yes
Series Name: Greater Manchester's Past Revealed
ISBN: 0956594733
Funders: South Trafford Archaeological Group, Heritage Lottery Fund
Depositing User: Dr Michael Nevell
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 11:55
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2015 11:55

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