Mike Nevell

Dr Michael Nevell

Head of Archaeology

Office Times

9.00am - 5.00pm

Biography

I joined the University of Salford in 2009 as Head of Archaeology in the School of the Built Environment. I have more than 26 years’ experience in archaeology, as a consultant, lecturer and researcher, and have written extensively on industrial and landscape archaeology. I was director of the University of Manchester Archaeology Unit from 2002 to 2009 and ran a major landscape project, the Tameside Archaeological Survey, from 1990 to 2012. Since 2010 I have been co-editor of the international journal Industrial Archaeology Review, and from 2013 have been a Trustee for the Council for British Archaeology. I am also currently Chair of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists Buildings Archaeology special interests group. I have been an external examiner for the University of Birmingham, University of Manchester, and University College Cork, Eire.

Teaching

I am a post-graduate supervisor, and teach archaeology at undergraduate level, with a new degree in archaeology and geography scheduled to start in September 2017. I also have extensive experience of extra-mural teaching and training in archaeology

Research Interests

My particular interests include industrial archaeology, buildings archaeology, landscape visualisation, archaeological theory and community involvement. I have written extensively about industrial archaeology, landscapes and theory.

Qualifications and Memberships

BA (Hons) Ancient History & Archaeology 1984

MPhil in Archaeology 1986

DPhil in Archaeology 1992

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries

Member of the Institute for Archaeologists

Council Member of the Association for Industrial Archaeology

Member of the International Congress in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Publications

Nevell M, 1991, A History and Archaeology of Tameside, Volume 2: Tameside 1066-1700, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council & the Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit, 166pp + x, 48 figs, 21 plates.

Nevell M, 1992, A History and Archaeology of Tameside, Volume 1: Tameside Before 1066, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council & the Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit, 129pp + xii, 39 figs, 12 plates.

Nevell M, 1993, A History and Archaeology of Tameside, Volume 3: Tameside 1700-1930, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council & the Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit, 200pp + xii, 52 figs, 25 plates.

Nevell M, 1994, A History and Archaeology of Tameside, Volume 4: The People Who Made Tameside, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council & Greater Manchester Archaeological Contracts, 136pp + viii, 3 figs, 37 plates.

Burke T, & Nevell M, 1996, A History and Archaeology of Tameside, Volume 5: Buildings of Tameside. Tameside Metropolitan Borough with the University of Manchester Archaeological Unit; xiv + 162pp, 39 figs, 159 plates.

Nevell M, 1997, The Archaeology of Trafford. A Study of the Origins of Community in North West England Before 1900. Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit, University of Manchester Archaeological Unit and Trafford Metropolitan Borough, xii + 154pp, 65 figs, 60 plates.

Walker J & Nevell M, 1998, The Folklore of Tameside: Myths and Legends. Tameside Metropolitan Borough with the University of Manchester Archaeological Unit; vi + 81pp, 10 figs, 13 plates.

Nevell M & Walker J, 1998, A History and Archaeology of Tameside: Volume 6: Lands and Lordship in Tameside. Tameside in Transition, 1348-1642. Tameside Metropolitan Borough with the University of Manchester Archaeological Unit; 110pp, 39 figs, 28 plates, 4 tables.

Nevell M, Roberts R & Smith J, 1999, A History of the Royal Ordnance Factory Chorley. Carnegie Publishing Ltd in collaboration with Royal Ordnance plc and the University of Manchester Archaeological Unit. Lancaster, 189pp, 170 ills.

Nevell, M, 1999, (ed), Living on the Edge of Empire: Models, Methodology & Marginality. Late-Prehistoric and Romano-British Rural Settlement in North-West England. CBA North West, the Field Archaeology Centre at the University of Manchester, and Chester Archaeology. Archaeology North West Volume 3, 103pp, 59 ills.

Nevell M & Walker J, 1999, A History and Archaeology of Tameside: Volume 7: Transition in Tameside. The Archaeology of the Industrial Revolution in Two North-West Lordships, 1642-1870. Tameside MBC and University of Manchester Archaeological Unit; 111pp, 52 figs, 5 tables.

McNeil R & Nevell M, 2000. A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Greater Manchester. The Association for Industrial Archaeology with GMAU & UMAU. 96pp.

Nevell M & Walker J, 2001, Portland Basin and the archaeology of the canal warehouse. Volume 1 in the Archaeology of Tameside Series. Tameside MBC and UMAU.

Nevell M, 2002, St Werburgh’s Old Church. Warburton, Cheshire. The Churches Conservation Trust, London.

Nevell M & Walker J, 2002, Denton and Dukinfield Halls and the Archaeology of the Gentry and Yeoman House in North West England 1500 to 1700. Volume 2 in the Archaeology of Tameside Series. Tameside MBC and UMAU.

Nevell M, (ed), 2003, From Farmer to Factory Owner. Models, Methodology and Industrialisation. The Archaeology of the Industrial Revolution in North West England. Archaeology North West Volume 16, Council for British Archaeology North West.

Nevell M & Roberts J, 2003, The Park Bridge Ironworks and the Archaeology of the Wrought Iron Industry in North West England. Volume 3 in the Archaeology of Tameside Series. Tameside MBC and UMAU.

Nevell M & Walker J, 2004 A History and Archaeology of Tameside Volume 8: The Archaeology of Twentieth Century Tameside. From Lordship to Local Authority. The Archaeology of the Later Industrial Period, 1870-2000. Michael Nevell & John Walker. Tameside MBC with UMAU. April 2004.

Nevell M & Hradil I, 2005a, The Archaeology of Tameside Volume 4: St Lawrence’s Church, Denton, and the Archaeology of the Timber-framed Churches of North West England. Tameside MBC and UMAU.

Nevell M & Hradil I, 2005b, The Archaeology of Tameside Volume 5: The Two Saint Michaels and the Archaeology of the Medieval Parish Church in North West England. Tameside MBC and UMAU.

Nevell M & Redhead N, (ed), 2005, Mellor: Living on the Edge. A Regional Study of an Iron Age and Romano-British Upland Settlement. Manchester Archaeological Monographs Volume 1, University of Manchester Field Archaeology Centre.

Nevell M & Fielding A, (ed), 2005, Brine in Britannia. Recent Work on the Archaeology of the Salt Industry in Cheshire. Council for British Archaeology North West, The Lion Salt Works Trust  and The University of Manchester Archaeology Unit

Nevell M with Grimsditch B & King C, 2006, The Archaeology of Tameside Volume 6: Carrbrook. A Textile Village and its Valley. A Study in the Industrialization of the Pennine Uplands. Tameside MBC and UMAU. 2006.

Brennand M, with Chitty G & Nevell M, 2006, The Archaeology of North West England. An Archaeological Research Framework for North west England: Volume 1. Resource Assessment. Archaeology North West Volume 8.

Nevell M with Grimsditch B & Hradil, 2007, The Archaeology of Tameside Volume 7: Denton and the Archaeology of the Felt Hatting Industry. Tameside MBC and UMAU. 2007a.

Nevell M & George D, (eds), A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Lancashire. The Association for Industrial Archaeology. 2007b.

Brennand M, with Chitty G & Nevell M, 2007, The Archaeology of North West England. An Archaeological Research Framework for North west England: Volume 2. Research Agenda and Strategy. Archaeology North West Volume 9.

Nevell M, Manchester: The Hidden History. History Press, Stroud, 2008.

Nevell M, Newton Hall and the Cruck Buildings of North West England. University of Salford CfAA Archaeological Monographs 1. 2010

Nevell M & Wyke T, (eds), Bridgewater 250: the Archaeology of the World’s First Industrial Canal. University of Salford, 2011.

Nevell M, Grimsditch B & Redhead, N, Buckton Castle. Excavations on a Baronial Castle in the Pennines. University of Salford CfAA Archaeological Monographs 2. 2012.

Palmer M, Nevell M & Sissons M, The CBA Practical Handbook of Industrial Archaeology. Council for British Archaeology, York, 2012.

Nevell M, Newton Hall. Rediscovering a Manorial Complex. Greater Manchester’s Past Revealed 7 (University of Salford), 2013.

North, P, Pierce D & Nevell M, Timperley Old Hall. Greater Manchester’s Past Revealed 8. (University of Salford), 2013.

Nevell M & Redhead N, 2015, Archaeology for All: Community Archaeology in the early 21st Century. University of Salford.

Nevell M with Carney M, Cracknell J, Haworth J, Hill C & Jubb D, 2015, Warburton. Glimpses of Rural Life: The Archaeology and History of a Cheshire Village. University of Salford.