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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. Ecology and Enclosure

    Ecology and Enclosure: The Effect of Enclosure on Society, Farming and the Environment in South Cambridgeshire, 1798-1850 [Paperback]

    Shirley Wittering(Author)

    $70.00

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    ISBN: 9781905119448
    Published by : Windgather Press
    South Cambridgeshire has some of the richest arable land in England and has been cultivated for millennia. By the turn of the nineteenth century industrialization and massive population growth had resulted in an enormous increa... .... Learn More
  2. A Forged Glamour

    A Forged Glamour: Landscape, Identity and Material Culture in the Iron Age [Paperback]

    Melanie Giles(Author)

    $55.00

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    ISBN: 9781905119462
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    A Forged Glamour, which takes its title from a poem, is an exploration of the lives and deaths of ironworking communities renowned for their spectacular material culture, who lived in modern-day East and North Yorkshire, between t... .... Learn More
  3. Gardens in History

    Gardens in History: A Political Perspective [Paperback]

    Louise Wickham(Author)

    $49.95

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    ISBN: 9781905119431
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    Over the past 50 years, the subject of garden history has been firmly established as an academic discipline. While many have explored what was created in gardens throughout history, the reasons as to why they were created has naturally been mor... .... Learn More
  4. An Animate Landscape

    An Animate Landscape: Rock Art and the Prehistory of Kilmartin, Argyll, Scotland [Paperback]

    Andrew Meirion Jones(Author); Andrew Jones(Author); Davina Freedman(Author); Blaze O'Connor(Author); Hugo Lamdin-Whymark(Author)

    $66.00

    ISBN: 9781905119417
    Published by : Windgather Press
    The Kilmartin landscape in western Scotland is widely regarded as Scotland's richest prehistoric landscape. It contains a number of barrow cemeteries, stone alignments, stone circles and a henge. With over 250 individual rock art sites, it also ha... .... Learn More
  5. Gardens of Earthly Delight

    Gardens of Earthly Delight: The History of Deer Parks [Paperback]

    John Fletcher(Author)

    $46.00

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    ISBN: 9781905119363
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    This is a highly original, profusely illustrated, and well researched account of deer parks. With humility and respect Fletcher touches on errors commonly made by archaeologists and historians, taking issue with long held theor... .... Learn More
  6. A Veritable Eden'. The Manchester Botanic Garden

    A Veritable Eden'. The Manchester Botanic Garden: A History [Paperback]

    Ann Brooks(Author)

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    ISBN: 9781905119370
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    The Manchester Botanical and Horticultural Society was founded in 1827 to allow members the opportunity to study botany and horticulture and to create an ambience "not unlike a fashionable resort". Today the Garden is all but forgotten a... .... Learn More
  7. William Faden and Norfolk's Eighteenth Century Landscape

    William Faden and Norfolk's Eighteenth Century Landscape: A Digital Re-Assessment of his Historic Map [Paperback]

    Andrew Macnair(Author); Tom Williamson(Author)

    Regular Price: $49.95

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    ISBN: 9781905119349
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    William Faden's map of Norfolk, published in 1797, was one of a large number of surveys of English counties produced in the second half of the eighteenth century. This book, with accompanying DVD, presents a new digital version of the map, and exp... .... Learn More
  8. Extinctions and Invasions

    Extinctions and Invasions: A Social History of British Fauna [Paperback]

    Terry O'Connor(Editor); Naomi Jane Sykes(Editor)

    $49.95

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    ISBN: 9781905119318
    Published by : Windgather Press
    Eight thousand years ago, when the sea cut Britain off from the rest of the Continent, the island's fauna was very different: most of the animals familiar to us today were not present, whilst others, now extinct, were abundant. Over the course of ... .... Learn More
  9. The Archaeology of a Great Estate

    The Archaeology of a Great Estate: Chatsworth and Beyond [Paperback]

    Nicola Bannister(Author); John Barnatt(Author)

    Regular Price: $40.00

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    ISBN: 9781905119271
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    The Peak District is a historic upland landscape, with a rich palimpsest of features which invoke the many generations of people who have inhabited the area. The great estate of Chatsworth reflects the Peak in microcosm. Its landscapes are diverse... .... Learn More
  10. Anglesey

    Anglesey: Past Landscapes of the Coast [Hardback]

    Frances Lynch(Author); Mick Sharp(Author); Jean Williamson(Author)

    $40.00

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    ISBN: 9781905119295
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    The dramatic and stunning Welsh coastal landscapes of the island of Anglesey are documented in this beautiful pictorial record of the history of Anglesey's coast, from prehistoric times to the present day. The fact that Anglesey i... .... Learn More

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