Ancoats

    SubTitle

    The cradle of industrialisation
    Ancoats large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        20 Sep 2011

        Summary

        This book raises awareness of the wide range and varied character of the historic mills, buildings and canals which constitute the Ancoats townscape. It outlines how the area and its community have evolved over the last two and a half centuries.
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        Main Summary

          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.

          Additional Information

          Series

          Informed Conservation

          Author

          Julian Holder
          Mike Rose
          Keith Falconer

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          210mm

          Number of Illustrations

          142

          Number of Pages

          108

          ISBN

          9781848020276

          Contents

            Acknowledgements
            Foreword
            1. Introduction
            2. Pre-industrial Ancoats
            3. Canal and factories
            4. The pioneer suburb and its workers
            5. The architecture of social concern
            6. Decline, a respite, then fall
            7. History with a future
            References
            Further reading

            Reviews

              'Enlivened by many excellent illustrations, Ancoats: Cradle of industrialisation tells this complex story with a meaningful level of detail and is a welcome addition to English Heritage's Informed Conservation series.'
              Ken Moth