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North West Highlights

A Heritage Action Zone has been announced for Appleby. Read about this and other local heritage news across the North West region.
  • Exterior of  Hopwood Hall

    California Dreaming - ray of sunshine for Hopwood Hall, Middleton

    Californian Hopwood DePree dreams of restoring his long-lost ancestral home with grants from Historic England and Rochdale Council.

  • Students from St James’ Primary School on a suffrage march in Platt Fields Park, Manchester

    Playground Protests

    Children from three Manchester primary schools took to the streets to celebrate 100 years since women in Britain were given the vote.

  • Image of the Grade I listed Manchester Town Hall

    Response to Plans for St Michael’s

    Historic England has been in discussions with Manchester City Council and the architect for the proposed St Michael's development.

  • Students dressed in period costume standing outside Wythenshaw Hall

    Manchester School Shortlisted

    Students from Abraham Moss shortlisted for a local history project on lost Tudor building Crumpsall Hall and its former resident Sir Humphrey Chetham.

  • Red brick exterior of Byzantine inspired Ashton Old Baths building

    Ashton Old Baths Saved

    Ashton Old Baths has a secure future following a £4 million conversion into a creative hub for businesses in the digital, creative and media sectors.

  • Derelict buildings in woodland

    New Sedgwick Gunpowder Works

    A former gunpowder works in Cumbria has been added to the 2017 Heritage at Risk Register following ongoing issues from flood damage.

  • Ashnott Lead Mines from the air

    Lead Mine Rescued

    Ashnott Lead Mine and Lime Kiln, in the Forest of Bowland removed from the Heritage at Risk Register.

  • Volunteers bracken thrashing at Birkrigg Stone Circle, Cumbria

    Prehistoric Birkrigg Common is Revealed

    Bracken 'bashing' groups cut back the bracken and reveal the prehistoric landscape.

  • Street view of large industrial red brick building.

    Beehive Mills, Bolton

    Historic England's position on the future of Beehive Mills, Bolton.

  • Side view of the ornate London Road Fire Station in Manchester

    Conversion of Historic Fire Station

    London Road Police and Fire Station to be converted to hotel, live/work units, a cinema, bar and restaurant use.

  • A black and white postcard from 1908 showing the canal and colliery, with many chimneys and smoke

    Coal Mining Heritage Saved

    Fairies and the coal industry seem an unlikely combination, but they have come together in a heritage rescue at Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.

  • Children enjoying a lime mortar taster day

    Traditional Building Skills

    Historic England North West is promoting training in traditional building skills.

  • Exterior photo of the green tiled front of the Peveril of the Peak pub.

    Take a Historic Pub Walk

    Enjoy one of our historic pub walks and satisfy your thirst for understanding the pubs you love in Manchester, Liverpool, Chester or Stockport.

  • Maple Mill ablaze at night.

    Prevent Heritage Arson

    Fire and rescue services have joined with Historic England to help save lives and heritage in the North West. Find out about the new guidance.

  • Holmes Mill interior converted into a brewery and general use community space

    Mills of the North

    Textile mills once defined the North of England’s landscape. Sadly, the North’s historic mills are rapidly being lost.

  • View along Boroughgate in Appleby, looking towards the historic Moot Hall and St Lawrence’s Church

    Appleby's Heritage Action Zone

    Heritage Action Zone announced for Appleby will focus on using heritage to revive the tourism economy, which is vital for the town's economic success.

  • Aerial view of Flaybrick Cemetery in Birkenhead, Wirral

    Good News for Flaybrick Cemetery

    A partnership between Wirral Council and Historic England is bringing fresh hope for the future of Flaybrick Memorial Gardens in Birkenhead.

  • Exterior of Heaton Hall, Manchester partially obscured by scaffolding and a cherry picker.

    Manchester Heritage Buildings Network

    Historic England is providing training sessions aimed at voluntary groups in Manchester considering taking on a 'heritage building' project.

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