Windgather Press Imprint

Windgather Press specialises in publishing accessible and attractive books on landscape history, landscape archaeology, and the history of Britain’s countryside and further afield, including garden history. The publications are designed not only for those professionally engaged in the subject, but also those with a serious amateur interest in landscape research.

The name comes from Windgather Rocks, a prominent gritstone edge on the Cheshire/Derbyshire Border, close to where the press was originally founded in Bollington. Well-known amongst climbers and walkers, the edge overlooks a landscape of seventeenth and eighteen century field-walls and scattered farms typical of the western Pennine edge.

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  1. The Ancient Yew

    The Ancient Yew: A History of Taxus baccata [Paperback]

    Robert Bevan-Jones (Author)

    $49.95

    ISBN: 9781785700781
    Published by : Windgather Press
    The gnarled, immutable yew tree is one of the most evocative sights in the British and Irish language, an evergreen impression of immortality, the tree that provides a living botanical link between our own landscapes and those of ... .... Learn More
  2. Shades of Green

    Shades of Green: An Environmental and Cultural History of Sitka Spruce [Paperback]

    Ruth Tittensor (Author)

    $49.95

    ISBN: 9781909686779
    Published by : Windgather Press
    This book takes a fresh look at the most disliked tree in Britain and Ireland, explaining the reasons it was introduced and why it became ubiquitous in the archipelagos of northwest Europe.

    Sitka spruce has contributed to t... .... Learn More
  3. Offa's Dyke

    Offa's Dyke: Landscape & Hegemony in Eighth-Century Britain [Paperback]

    Keith Ray (Author); Ian Bapty (Author)

    $46.00

    ISBN: 9781905119356
    Published by : Windgather Press
    The massive ancient earthwork that provides the sole commemoration of an extraordinary Anglo-Saxon king and that gives its name to one of our most popular contemporary national walking trails remains an enigma. Despite over a cent... .... Learn More
  4. The Development of Neolithic House Societies in Orkney

    The Development of Neolithic House Societies in Orkney: Investigations in the Bay of Firth, Mainland, Orkney (1994–2014) [Hardback]

    Colin Richards (Editor); Richard Jones (Editor)

    $59.95

    ISBN: 9781909686892
    Published by : Windgather Press
    Considering that Orkney is a group of relatively small islands lying off the northeast coast of the Scottish mainland, its wealth of Neolithic archaeology is truly extraordinary. An assortment of houses, chambered cairns, stone ci... .... Learn More
  5. Gardens and Gardeners of the Ancient World

    Gardens and Gardeners of the Ancient World: History, Myth and Archaeology [Paperback]

    Linda Farrar (Author)

    $35.00

    ISBN: 9781909686854
    Published by : Windgather Press
    From the earliest of times people have sought to grow and nurture plants in a garden area. Gardens and Gardeners of the Ancient World traces the beginning of gardening and garden history, from Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, to the... .... Learn More
  6. Dury and Andrews’ Map of Hertfordshire

    Dury and Andrews’ Map of Hertfordshire: Society and landscape in the eighteenth century [Paperback]

    Andrew Macnair (Author); Anne Rowe (Author); Tom Williamson (Author)

    $59.95

    ISBN: 9781909686731
    Published by : Windgather Press
    This book is about the map of an English county – Hertfordshire – which was published in 1766 by two London mapmakers, Andrew Dury and John Andrews.
    For well over two centuries, from the time of Elizabeth I to the l... .... Learn More
  7. Norfolk Landscapes

    Norfolk Landscapes: A colourful journey through the Broads, Brecks, Staithes and Churches of Norfolk [Hardback]

    Doug Kennedy (Author)

    $29.99

    ISBN: 9781909686816
    Published by : Windgather Press
    Norfolk is a very distinctive county, the most easterly in the British Isles. With the North Sea and The Wash to the east and north it is relatively close to the Netherlands, but Norwich is only a couple of hours by train from Lon... .... Learn More
  8. Arcadian Visions

    Arcadian Visions: Pastoral Influences on Poetry, Painting and the Design of Landscape [Hardback]

    Allan R. Ruff (Author)

    $65.00

    ISBN: 9781909686663
    Published by : Windgather Press
    This book is about Arcadia and the pastoral tradition; what it has meant for successive generations and their vision of the landscape, as well as the implications this has had for its design and management. Today the concept of Ar... .... Learn More
  9. Trees in Towns and Cities

    Trees in Towns and Cities: A History of British Urban Arboriculture [Paperback]

    Mark Johnston (Author)

    $65.00

    ISBN: 9781909686625
    Published by : Windgather Press
    This is the first book on the history of trees in Britain’s towns and cities and the people who have planted and cared for them. It is a highly readable and authoritative account of the trees in our urban landscapes from the... .... Learn More
  10. North Downs Landscapes

    North Downs Landscapes: Exploring the Glorious English Countryside on London’s Doorstep [Hardback]

    Doug Kennedy (Author)

    $29.99

    ISBN: 9781909686588
    Published by : Windgather Press
    The North Downs are a range of hills that run east-west from the southeast tip of England, at Dover in Kent, to Farnham in Surrey. They skirt the southern edge of London, so for a long time have offered Londoners beautiful country... .... Learn More

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