The Wonders of Worsley Hall

Emerging from woodland on the outskirts of Worsley village are the remains of one of Manchester’s great lost Victorian county houses. A maze of 20 rooms and three corridors stands to head height with fireplaces, brick floors, windows and worn steps still in place; it’s as if Roman Pompeii has come to Salford. The ruins are…

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Understanding a Revolution: the Archaeology of Industrialsiation

The launch on the 19th April of Industrial Archaeology: A Handbook by the Council for British Archaeology at the Ironbridge Gorge & Museum Trust was one of the milestones in English Heritage’s ‘Industrial Heritage at Risk Year’.1 This 12 month project, launched in October 2011, aims to undertake research to reveal how much of our…