Manningham: Character and Diversity in a Bradford Suburb

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This book raises awareness of the wide range and varied character of the historic landscape and buildings which constitute Manningham, and the forces and trends which have contributed to its appearance over time. It tells the story, through its buildings and landscape, of Manningham's development from a thinly populated rural township to a fully developed, mostly middle-class, fashionable, 19th-century city suburb full of self assurance, civic pride and high-quality architecture. It examines how successfully and ...

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Overview

This book raises awareness of the wide range and varied character of the historic landscape and buildings which constitute Manningham, and the forces and trends which have contributed to its appearance over time. It tells the story, through its buildings and landscape, of Manningham's development from a thinly populated rural township to a fully developed, mostly middle-class, fashionable, 19th-century city suburb full of self assurance, civic pride and high-quality architecture. It examines how successfully and in what ways the suburb and its buildings have subsequently continued to function, following the decline and disappearance of the traditional industries on which its success was originally based and a substantially changed cultural and demographic profile.

The publication serves as a response to recently development pressure on historic suburbs and will increase understanding of historical suburban development and modern adaptation, and appeal to those with an interest in social, urban and industrial history.

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Simon Taylor is a Senior Investigator for English Heritage. Kathryn Gibson is a Historic Buildings and Areas Supervisor for English Heritage.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Bradford suburb|A lost landscape|Manningham's Victorian heyday|New cultures|Conservation and change

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