Draft Period Updates & Research Questions

As part of Stage 1 of the NWRRF Historic Environment Update Project we have commissioned updates of the period chapters from volume 1 of the first version of the research framework, published in 2006. These are not intended as a re-writing of that document, which remains a foundation text for the Update Project. Rather this is an opportunity to review what fresh work has been undertaken and published in the intervening 11 years, and to publish new summaries (of around 10,000 to 12,000 words) to capture this new material.

We are working towards the Beta Testing of the new wiki website and the publication later this year of the point-in-time monograph. Drafts of all the period review updates (some with suggested illustrations) have now been completed and are posted below as pdfs. This now includes the two chapters covering the prehistoric periods.

CH1 EarlyPrehistoryChapter2019Final

CH2 Later_PrehistoryUpdate_2019Final

CH3 Roman Period revisions July 2019

CH4 EM_assessment Oct 2019

Ch5 LateMed June 2019



ch8_Resource Assessment for Historic Buildings in the North West V4

We are now in a position to post the draft research Questions. Though subject to minor changes the current drafts can be found below:


NW Prehistory questions final

NW Roman questions final

NW RF Early Medieval questions

NW Late Med questions final

NW PostMed questions final

NW Industrial questions final