Industrial Archaeology: A Handbook

Industrial Archaeology: A Handbook

Paperback Cba Practical Handbook

By (author) Marilyn Palmer, By (author) Mike Nevell, By (author) Mark Sissons


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  • Publisher: Council for British Archaeology
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 20mm | 939g
  • Publication date: 12 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: York
  • ISBN 10: 1902771923
  • ISBN 13: 9781902771922
  • Illustrations note: 100 including colour
  • Sales rank: 267,441

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This Handbook provides an informative and accessible guide to the industrial remains of the UK. It is essential reading for anyone with an interest in our industrial heritage, giving concise summaries of the history of different industries, together with descriptions of the structures and below-ground remains likely to be encountered. The book also considers the power which drove these industries, the transport network which delivered the products and the houses in which the workforce lived. It further reviews the legislation protecting industrial sites and the problems and potential of their adaptive re-use.

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Emeritus Professor Marilyn Palmer MA, PhD, FSA was the first professor of industrial archaeology in the UK. Recently retired from the University of Leicester, she was President of the Association for Industrial Archaeology from 1986 to 1989 and from 2005 to 2008. She jointly edited the international journal, Industrial Archaeology Review, with Peter Neaverson for 18 years and remains on its Editorial Board. She is a former Commissioner with the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, and now serves on various committees concerned with archaeology and industrial archaeology for English Heritage and The National Trust as well as being a Trustee and a Vice-President of the CBA. In 2005, she was given an Award of Merit by the American Society for Historical Archaeology for her work. She has published extensively and is currently the holder of a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship, under which she is pursuing research into the social and landscape consequences of technological innovation on country house estates from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Dr Michael Nevell PhD, FSA, MIfA is Head of the Centre for Applied Archaeology at Salford University. He is Co-Editor of the international journal Industrial Archaeology Review, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a member of the Institute for Archaeology. He has published extensively, particularly on the archaeology and industrial heritage of the North West. His research interests include the origin and development of the Industrialisation and its impact on contemporary society in Britain and Europe, and the landscape and social impact of the textile industry. Mark Sissons worked in the textile industry for many years, and hence brings a valuable manufacturer's perspective to the analysis of industrial remains. He is a particular expert on the hosiery industry. In retirement in North Yorkshire he is archivist to, and a director of, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. He is currently Chairman of the Association for Industrial Archaeology and a previous secretary of the Council for British Archaeology Industrial Archaeology Committee. He sits on the North York Moors National Park Archaeological Advisory Committee. He has published articles on coke ovens and water mills as well as work on Gazetteers of Derbyshire Industrial Archaeological Sites.