The Land Before Heywood
Millennia of human history had already unfolded before this place was even named Heywood. Although physical evidence is limited, we do know that people lived within the wider district during the Bronze Age, the Roman era and the Danelaw. It was only after this time, during the 13th century AD, that a settlement named Heywood (or Hewode) was created.
|How the last great Ice Age shaped the valleys of Heywood, and how those waterways powered early local industries.|
|How archaeological evidence shows us that Bronze Age people were living - and dying - in the local district up to 4,000 years ago.|
|What evidence is there that the Roman Empire touched the local area during the Roman occupation of Britain?|
|How 19th-century labourers found and practically destroyed a large hoard of Roman coins in Heywood.|
|The Domesday Book (AD 1086) shows us that Viking settlement reached the local district.|