This website is all about historical places you can visit in Lancashire and North West England. It was started in September 2013. It is one of a number of sites written by two brothers, A & R Bowden. Each of us takes a lead on one of the websites, and this one is mainly written by Adrian. The main focus is Lancashire, including the modern counties of Greater Manchester and Merseyside. Sites bordering on Cumbria, West Yorkshire and Cheshire will also be covered.
Many of the sites are free to visit, some charge a small entrance fee. For each site a brief history is given and a summary of what remains today. Where to park is also mentioned, as are other historical sites nearby.
Click on the historical time period that interests you on the header menu above and this will lead to a list of all the sites from that period that the blog covers to date. The most recent blog posts can be seen on the ‘What’s New’ page.
Our other website we are currently working on is Lancashire at War. This covers the hidden history of war sites in Lancashire, and can be found at www.lancashireatwar.co.uk. Richard is the lead author on Lancashire at War. He is also responsible for Holcombe Moor Heritage website at www.holcombemoor.org which details the current archaeological excavations and historical history of Holcombe Moor, Bury.
The banner photograph at the top of the page is of Sawley Abbey.