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.

See new and forthcoming titles below or browse our full catalogue here.

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  1. Norfolk Gardens and Designed Landscapes

    Norfolk Gardens and Designed Landscapes [Paperback]

    Tom Williamson (Author); Roger Last (Author); Patsy Dallas (Author)

    Regular Price: £25.00

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    ISBN: 9781911188308
    Published by : Windgather Press
    This beautifully produced volume, the outcome of many decades of research, is a celebration of Norfolk’s particularly rich heritage of parks and gardens. It provides a detailed exploration of the history of gardening and landscape architecture in ... .... Learn More
  2. The Ancient Yew

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

    Robert Bevan-Jones (Author)

    £32.95

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    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 the distant past.... .... Learn More
  3. Shades of Green

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

    Ruth Tittensor (Author)

    £29.95

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    ISBN: 9781909686779
    Published by : Windgather Press
    Sitka spruce has contributed to the Pacific Coast landscapes of North America for over ten millennia. For the Tlingit First Nationit is the most important tree in terms of spiritual relationships, art, and products in daily use such a... .... Learn More
  4. Offa's Dyke

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

    Keith Ray (Author); Ian Bapty (Author)

    £29.95

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    ISBN: 9781905119356
    Published by : Windgather Press
    The massive ancient linear earthwork that provides the sole commemoration of an extraordinary Anglo-Saxon king and that gives its name to one of our most popular contemporary walking trails remains an enigma. Despite over a century of study, we st... .... Learn More
  5. Local Places, Global Processes

    Local Places, Global Processes: Histories of Environmental Change in Britain and Beyond [Paperback]

    Peter Coates (Editor); David Moon (Editor); Paul Warde (Editor)

    Regular Price: £29.95

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    ISBN: 9781909686939
    Published by : Windgather Press
    We live in an age of unprecedented environmental change: global, interconnected and universal. Yet though our lives are inextricably connected to global processes, and increasingly mobile, we still live in particular places. Our perceptions of cha... .... Learn More
  6. Gardens and Gardeners of the Ancient World

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

    Linda Farrar (Author)

    £29.99

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    ISBN: 9781909686854
    Published by : Windgather Press
    A beautifully illustrated book tracing the beginning of gardening and garden history, from Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, to the Minoans and Mycenaeans, Greeks, Etruscans and Romans, through Byzantine, Islamic and Persian gardens right up to the M... .... Learn More
  7. Dury and Andrews’ Map of Hertfordshire

    Dury and Andrews’ Map of Hertfordshire [Paperback]

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

    Regular Price: £35.00

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    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 map-makers, Andrew Dury and John Andrews.
    For well over two centuries, from the time of Elizabeth I to the late 18th ce... .... Learn More
  8. Norfolk Landscapes

    Norfolk Landscapes [Hardback]

    Doug Kennedy (Author)

    £16.99

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    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
  9. Trees in Towns and Cities

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

    Mark Johnston (Author)

    £39.95

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    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 Romans to the present ... .... Learn More
  10. North Downs Landscapes

    North Downs Landscapes [Hardback]

    Doug Kennedy (Author)

    £16.99

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    ISBN: 9781909686588
    Published by : Windgather Press
    The North Downs are a range of hills that run east-west from the south-east 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 countryside to escape t... .... Learn More

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