Ancoats - cradle of industrialisation

Title Ancoats - cradle of industrialisation
Authors Keith Falconer, Mike Rose and Julian Holder
Publisher English Heritage in partnership with Heritage Works Buildings Preservation Trust
Published September 2011
ISBN 978-1-84802-027-6
Price £9.99 + p&p
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Ancoats, situated north east of Manchester on the Rochdale and Ashton canals, has an unique place in the history of both global industrialisation and urbanisation. In the 19th Century it was home to many multi-storied steam-driven cotton mills and this book details its rise and decline as an industrial powerhouse.
 
The 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 evloved over the last 250 years.
 
Planners and conservation officers dealing with regeneration issues will find this book of great interest.