My Books

ManchesterAtWork2018BI have written, frankly, more archaeology books than I can count off hand. Many of these are local or North West England-based topics, but there are wider studies as well. Topics covered range from industrial archaeology and community archaeology, to timber-framed buildings, the impact of climate change on heritage, and the Romano-British landscape. My latest volume is a revised, second edition, of ‘Walking the Bridgewater: Exploring Manchester’s First Canal’, (it includes recent fieldwork at Worsley Green and Delph) which was launched in February 2020 at the Manchester Region Industrial Archaeology Society’s monthly meeting, just before the COVID-19 fully hit.

Amongst my personal favourites are ‘The Birth of Industrial Glasgow: The Archaeology of the M74’ (Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 2016); ‘Industrial Archaeology: A Handbook’, co-written with Marilyn Palmer and the late Mark Sissons (Council for British Archaeology, 2012); and ‘Manchester: A Hidden History’ (History Press, 2008). I usually have at least one book project active (currently its four). You can find links to many of these studies on Researchgate and Academia websites, or the University of Salford’s institutional repository pages, whilst others will be discussed on these pages.

Industrial Archaeology Gazetteers:




Romano-British Studies:

ANW13 Living on the Edge 1999 ebook