SEP Part 12: Industrial Workers’ Housing in Salford

  Thousands of workers’ houses were built to accommodate the city’s working population in the 19th century. The poor quality of those houses and their over-crowded conditions made Salford notorious for its slums.   The types of housing that existed during this period included double-depth terraces, some of which had yards and outshuts to their…

Industrialising Prison, Georgian Style

For several years now the University of Salford Centre for Applied Archaeology has been exploring the site of New Bailey Prison in the centre of Salford, ahead of regeneration led by Muse Developments. The site is spread across several redevelopment packages so this is the third excavation since 2013, and the scale and impact of the…