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Coal, Cotton and Chemicals. The Industrial Archaeology of Clayton (Greater Manchester)

Coal, Cotton and Chemicals. The Industrial Archaeology of Clayton  (Greater Manchester)
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Ian Miller, illustrations Adam Parsons, SB, 49pp

Clayton has attracted surprisingly little attention from historians, and yet this historic manor has a fascinating heritage. The medieval heart of the are was focused on Clayton Hall, a moated manor house that originated in the 12th century. This was set in a sparsely populated rural landscape beyond the eastern fringe of Manchester until the mid 19th century, when Clayton was transfomed into an important industrial area, and developed a reputation as a key centre for the production of chemicals, essential to numerous other industries. This booklet recounts the rich history of Clayton, and summarises the archaeological excavations carried out in 2010-12 at two of the principal chemical works, together with a textile mill, a colliery and a suite of workers' housing.
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