Skip to the content

Warburton. Glimpses of rural life : the archaeology and history of a Cheshire village

Nevell, MD, Carney, M, Cracknell, J, Hill, C and Jubb, D 2015, Warburton. Glimpses of rural life : the archaeology and history of a Cheshire village , University of Salford Archaeological Monographs, 4 , Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford, Salford.

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (16MB)


Warburton lies in an ancient landscape, on the border of East Cheshire and Trafford,Greater Manchester, in North West England. Today it is best known for the busy tollbridge that crosses the now dry river bed of the Mersey, and its two parish churches. Warburton hides a rich landscape history with origins in the late prehistoric and Roman periods. This book brings together 19 years of archaeological and historical investigation in Warburton by local groups and academics. There are separate chapters on the development of the landscape and village,the archaeology and history of the old church (one of only 29 medieval timber churches and chapels in England and Wales), the buildings of the area, and a study of the people of the parish from 1600 to 1900 using the manorial and probate documents. Together this information provides a detailed record of a rural community on the edge of the great industrial and social changes of the post-medieval period.

Item Type: Book
Editors: Nevell, MD
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Publisher: Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford
Series Name: University of Salford Archaeological Monographs
ISBN: 9780956594785
Related URLs:
Funders: The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology, Workers Educational Association, Council for British Archaoelogy North West
Depositing User: Dr Michael Nevell
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2015 10:57
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2015 23:38

Actions (login required)

Edit record (repository staff only) Edit record (repository staff only)


Downloads per month over past year