North West Archaeological Trust Papers

Scope and Content

There are two main groups of records. The first of these consists of the general administrative papers generated by the Trust including minutes of General and Council meetings, documents relating to members and attendance, financial papers and other key documents. The second group of papers concerns the projects carried out by the Trust. There are some papers dealing with the administration of the projects generally and then records relating to specific projects.

Administrative / Biographical History

The inaugural meeting of the Trust was held on 10 June 1983 with the aim "to advance the education of the public in archaeology and to acquire and promote knowledge of the past of and in the north west and elsewhere". The Trust was formally registered with Companies House as a private limited company on 5 April 1984 and was registered as a charitable organisation on 10 December 1984. The Trust was formally dissolved on 27 June 1995.

Access Information

Access is open to bona fide researchers unless otherwise indicated

Acquisition Information

Records deposited 20 February 1996 by Charles Williams, vice-chairman

Separated Material

Liverpool Museums hold some of the items found during excavations carried out by the North West Archaeological Trust. See Liverpool Museums website

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction and licensing rules available on request


The University Library holds some publications of the North West Archaelogical Trust. Philpott, Robert APrescot Sampling Project 1983-1984North West Archaeological Trust, 1984Manning, Stephen WRiches and Religion: the story of three buildings in LydiateNorth West Archaeological TrustSee University of Liverpool Library catalogue

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