Can anyone tell me or point out a webpage about what towns or villages were important in the north-west during the Anglo-Saxon era? I can find plenty of material for after the Norman conquest or during the Roman occupation, but very little for the few centuries in-between. The info I've found about Roman settlements suggests they were mostly abandoned after the Romans left. Anywhere else just seems to go back to the Doomsday Book at the earliest with no real indication as to how long the people had been there beforehand. There's a lot on the north-east with the Kingdom of Northumbria being part of the heptarchy, but the north-west seems a blank slate.