The archaeology of the church in the North West

Mike Nevell

This is an introduction to the archaeology of church sites in North West England. It aims to look at their surviving remains, history, development and impact from the Roman period to the 19th century. From Carlisle to Chester the course will look at the growth and development of church sites from the late Roman Period to the 19th century, with a focus on their surviving remains and the Saxon and medieval periods.

The course programme is:

  1. 1.Introduction – Church layouts and rituals:
  2. Roman Churches, Saxon crosses, churches & monasteries in the North West
  3. The Norman Church & parish system
  4. Early English style churches
  5. Fieldtrip to churches in central Manchester & Salford
  6. Timber-framed churches and chapels
  7. Later medieval churches
  8. The Impact of the Reformation
  9. Post-medieval churches and non-conformist
  10. Victorian Churches and the gothic revival

A ten week course, including a field trip to a local church.

Day:  Wednesday        Time: 19.00-21.00

10 week course from Friday 28th September to 30th November 2016

STAG Headquarters
behind Timperley Old Hall
Stockport Road
Cheshire, WA15 7LP

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£65 n/a 10 30

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to

Mike Nevell, University of Salford, Centre of Applied Archaeology, Peel Building, Salford, M5 4 NW email: