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Newton Hall: Rediscovering a manorial complex

Nevell, MD 2013, Newton Hall: Rediscovering a manorial complex , Greater Manchester's Past Revealed, 7 , Centre for Applied Archaeology, Salford.

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Abstract

The home of the Newton family from the thirteenth century until the early eighteenth century, Newton Hall is one of the oldest buildings in North West England. The surviving timber-framed cruck structure dates from the late medieval period, yet this is only a fragment of a much larger building. Much of that hall was lost when the estate was split up and sold. By the early nineteenth century the site was in use as a farm and in the 1960s was scheduled for demolition. Fortunately, the timber hall was saved and restored, but rest of the complex has remained hidden. In 2012 a community archaeology project, led by the Tameside Local History Forum with the assistance of the Centre for Applied Archaeology at the University of Salford, set out to rediscover the ancient manorial site. This booklet records the progress of that project as the twenty-first century inhabitants of Newton explored the archaeology of the hall and the history of some of its occupants.

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: 9780956594747
Funders: Tameside Heritage Forum, Heritage Lottery Fund
Depositing User: Dr Michael Nevell
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 11:56
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2015 11:56
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33733

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