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First hailed as a wonder of the new industrial world to later 19th-century commentators the name Ancoats became synonymous with dark satanic mills and urban poverty. This book intends to raise awareness of the wide range and varied character of the historic mills buildings and canals which constitute the Ancoats townscape and the forces and trends which have contributed to its appearance. It outlines through its buildings how the area and its community have evolved over the last two and a half centuries.As well as the local person interested in his or her city and its history this book will appeal to all those with an interest in the growth of towns and cities and in social history and the legacy of socio-economic industrial and technological change within the built environment. It will also be of interest to planners and conservation officers dealing with regeneration issues.Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Pre-industrial Ancoats 3. Canals and factoriess 4. The pioneer suburb and its workers 5. The architecture of social concern 6. Decline a respite and then fall 7. History with a futureAbout the AuthorsKeith Falconer is Head of Industrial Archaeology at English Heritage.Mike Rose was Professor of Social History at Manchester Metropolitan University.Julian Holder is a Historic Buildings Inspector working in the Heritage Protection Department of English Heritage.Publish Date:September 2011

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Guidebook: Dover Castle, French Translation

"Dover Castle's location commanding the shortest sea crossing between England and the Continent has given it immense strategic importance. The chalk of Castle Hill has been shaped and reshaped over the centuries..."


 
 

English Garden Cities

"'he Garden City Movement provided a radical new model for the design and layout of housing at the turn of the nineteenth century and set standards for the twentieth century which were of international significance...."


 
 

Images of Change (Paperback)

"Motorways airports tower blocks power stations windfarms; TV and the internet easy travel and shrinking distances; business parks starter homes and vast shopping and leisure complexes. All of these helped define..."


 
 

Guidebook: Apsley House

"Apsley House was once the home of the 1st Duke of Wellington. The house has been a national shrine to the victor of Waterloo almost from the day the duke bought it in 1817 two years after the battle.The original..."


 
 

Guidebook: Thornton Abbey

"Founded by the powerful magnate William le Gros in 1139 Thornton Abbey became one of the richest Augustinian monasteries in England. Its splendid 14th century gatehouse reflects its enormous wealth and stands as..."


 
 

Gateshead - Architecture in a Changing English Urban Landscape

"Gateshead has often been overshadowed by Newcastle its northern neighbour across the River Tyne yet its history is full of fascinating insights into the way in which a northern industrial town experienced the 19th..."


 
 

Images of Change (Hardback)

"Motorways airports tower blocks power stations windfarms; TV and the internet easy travel and shrinking distances; business parks starter homes and vast shopping and leisure complexes. All of these helped define..."


 
 

Science in Archaeology

"The papers in this volume were presented at a conference held in London in February 1997; their theme is the contribution of the sciences to archaeology. Each paper includes an element of reporting and review but..."


 
 

The Photography of Bedford Lemere & Co

"A hugely important collection of images of the built environment in England from 1870 until the 2nd World WarExplores the collection's social significance and the evolving role of commercial photographyContains..."


 
 

The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley & Austin

"One of England's greatest Victorian architectural practices was based not in London but in the relatively quiet town of Lancaster. For just over a century the leading practice in the area was that of Sharpe..."


 
 

St Mary’s Church, Studley Royal

"St Mary's Church is William Burges’s ecclesiastical masterpiece. It was built in the 1870s for the Marquis and Marchioness for Ripon. Its towering spire rises like that of a small cathedral on the Studley..."


 
 

The Royal Engineers at Chatham

""Tells the story of the Chatham Garrison in Kent a site of major international military significance""Surviving physical evidence at Chatham is substantial and unique - relating directly to Britain's..."


 
 

Englands Motoring Heritage from the Air

"The arrival of aerial photography came at a particularly significant moment in terms of the visual appearance of England. This selection of photographs makes use of the Aerofilms collection acquired by English Heritage..."


 
 

Guidebook: Farleigh Hungerford Castle

"Farleigh Hungerford Castle was built in the late 14th century by Sir Thomas Hungerford and was the home of the Hungerford family for more than 300 years. Although ruined it retains impressive corner towers a gatehouse..."


 
 

Guidebook: Stonehenge. French

"Today visitors experience Stonehenge as a wonder of ancient achievement and an enduring symbol of mystery. But Stonehenge was built as a temple - a place of ceremony of burial and of celebration. The first Stonehenge..."





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