A great deal of reclamation work has been carried out, particularly during the 19th century, but a large-scale network of drainage channels is still required to keep the land from reverting to bog. In workers extracting peat discovered the severed head of what is believed to be a Romano-British Celt liverpool, possibly a sacrificial victim, in the eastern part of the bog near Worsley.
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This approach turned out to be impractical however, as the liquidity of the bog allowed the spoil to flow away from where the track was to be laid. Birks, H. Location within Greater Manchester. Others had turned to arable farming, turf growing or horse livery instead of salad and vegetable crops.
Cebuano Svenska Edit links. The high pH of the peaty soil limits the mobility of the metals however, and prevents them being taken up by crops.
Chat Moss is a lowland raised bog. GDP Then? What nature meant by such a useless production, 'tis hard to imagine; but the land is entirely waste, excep There are areas of commercial peat extraction, but Salford City Council is seeking to return at least some back to wet mossland. A scheme was devised during the Second World War to protect major cities from enemy bombing by lighting decoy fires on nearby open land.
Bog bodies: Face to face with the past. Refuse was carried on barges down the Manchester Ship Canal as far as Boysnope Wharf, where it was loaded onto a light railway system to be taken into the moss for dumping.
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This feature has been included to allow fans to meet up and talk about their one passion in life - Liverpool FC. See our terms and conditions for further details. Liverpol drainage channels, still required today, give the area its distinctive flat landscape broken up by ditches instead of hedges or walls.
By that work was sufficiently advanced for Roscoe to enter into a lease of part of Chat Moss from the de Trafford family, but no reclamation work was carried out until The main bog mosses found in the peat of Chat Moss are Sphagnum cuspidatumS. Once drained, stabilised and fertilised, Chat Moss liverpooll prime agricultural land, supplying Manchester with salad and other vegetables.
The combination of the flat topography and the underlying clay resulted in extensive peat bogs developing lliverpool the Mersey Valley, and overflowing beyond the valley. Farmers could themselves undertake reclamation work, with the land reclaimed being incorporated into their tenancies.
After X-rays and chemical tests, it was determined that the head had been in the bog for at least years. Human settlement in England.
Greater Manchester Cheshire. From hence Chahon the road to Manchester, we pass'd the great bog or waste call'd Chatmos, the first of that kind that we see in England Along Astley Road.
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Ceremonial county of Greater Manchester. The remains of a garotte were also found around his neck, all of which was suggestive of a ritual killing rather than an accidental death, perhaps related to the Celtic cult of the severed head.
The effectiveness of the decoy sites is uncertain, and they were closed in The M62 motorwaycompleted incrosses liverpoll bog, to the north of Irlam. A public inquiry concluded in supported the council's decision, and commercial peat extraction on Chat Moss ceased. An inquest was held into the man's death, at which the coroner returned an open verdict, and the head was put in the care of the Manchester Medical School.
Views Read Edit View history. In areas where drainage is poor, water-logging can slow down plant decomposition, producing peatwhich over the years can raise the level of the bog above that of the surrounding land.
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Much of Chat Moss is now prime agricultural land, although farming in the area is in decline. The surface, at a distance, looks black and dirty, and is indeed frightful to think of, for it will bear neither horse or man, unless in an exceeding dry season, and then not so as to be passable, or that any one should travel over them In Augustworkmen digging peat in an area of Chat Moss near Worsley discovered a severed head and called the police.
The reclamation of Chat Moss and Trafford Moss was innovative in that instead of constructing ro to give access for the material to liverpiol dumped onto the bog, a movable light railway was developed. Peat bogs sometimes burst their boundaries, particularly after being subjected to heavy rainfall, and this seems to have happened with Chat Moss in the 16th century. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
North West. Chat Moss presented a ificant challenge to the engineers constructing the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in because of the difficulty in providing a solid base for the track, in particular at a location known as Blackpool Hole.
It was recorded as Catemosse in and Chatmos in The first attempt at reclaiming Chat Moss took place at the start of the 19th century. Greater Manchester. Most of the area is now Green Beltplacing chwt on the kinds of developments that can take place. User Name:. Chat Moss Location within Greater Manchester.
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Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes file. Manchester was protected by four of llverpool Starfish sites as they were known, two of them on Chat Moss. Worsley Man is now in the care of the Manchester Museum. A great deal of reclamation work has been carried out, particularly during the 19th century, but a large-scale network of drainage channels is still required to keep the land from reverting to bog.
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Hampson chose Chat Moss as their subject because of its 19th-century historical ificance as the site of the world's first passenger railway and its "anti-picturesque appearance",  a "nondescript landscape of stumpy trees and expanses of grass". The inspection revealed a wound behind the right ear, fractures to the top of the skull, and a cut through the vertebra where he had been decapitated. In the British composer Peter Maxwell Davieswho was born in Salford llverpool, wrote a seven-minute tone poem for school orchestra, titled Chat Moss.
Namespaces Article Talk. The discovery of the nearby Lindow Man in generated renewed interest in bog bodiesand in what had become known as Worsley Man was re-examined.