Centre For Applied Archaeologists, Industrial Archaeology Day School

Organiser: Salford University
Location: CUBE Gallery, 113-115 Portland St, Manchester, M1 6DW
Phone: 0161 295 3821

Industrial Archaeology remains are amongst the most common archaeological features affected by the planning process and consequently may lead to the discovery of extensive, deep and sometimes spectacular archaeological deposits.

This Industrial Archaeology Day School is aimed at those interested parties working within the construction industry including; archaeologists, volunteer/community groups, planning officers, or anyone with an interest in industrial archaeology who would like to further develop their knowledge of this aspect of heritage.

The day will cover the typical range of Industrial archaeology encountered on construction and development sites.

The programme will be centred on industrial heritage and includes presentations on the new PPS5 from the perspective of the planning officer and county archaeologist, as well as topics on the built industrial environment and below ground remains. The presentations will include case studies from the Greater Manchester Area demonstrating how development can impact on the industrial heritage and vice-versa.


9.15 am Registration and refreshments

9.45 am Welcome

10.00 am PPS5 from the county archaeologist perspective, Norman Redhead, GMAU, County Archaeologist for Greater Manchester

10.45 am Industrial Buildings and the Built Environment, Dr Michael Nevell, Head of Archaeology Centre for Applied Archaeology

11.30 am Below ground, Adam Thompson, Principal Archaeologist Centre for Applied Archaeology

12.15 pm Q & A on morning presentations

12.45 pm Lunch

1.45 pm Assemble and walk to sites

2.15 pm Site tours

3.45 pm Return to CUBE – debrief and Q&A

4.45 pm Finish

Following lunch, there will be a choice of two site tours, one to the cotton manufacturing centre in Ancoats and the other to the Castlefield area. Both site visits will concentrate on the built environment and the results of below ground investigations carried out prior to and as part of planning permission for redevelopment.


The charge for attending is £100 or £25 for concessions (which includes retired, unemployed, volunteer groups and students). All attendees will receive handouts of the various presentations.

Refreshments and a hot buffet lunch will be provided.

For further information, please contact, Brian Grimsditch at the CFAA on 0161 295 3821 or via e-mail at