Kirkham High Street Heritage Action Zone
Key buildings along the high street will be restored and projects to encourage new local businesses will create further local employment opportunities and drive a revival of the area.
Kirkham's high street is punctuated by Market Square which retains historic 'fish stones' where fresh fish were once sold.
The picturesque Lancashire town is on a gentle hill, giving views out across the hills and coastal plain. On the site of a Roman fort, clues to the town's medieval past are visible in its plots of land and gardens.
How the Kirkham High Street Heritage Action Zone will help
With £1.8 million of government funding, delivered through Historic England, Kirkham’s High Street Heritage Action Zone will see the town's historic features improved. It will include the restoration of historic sites including Market Square and the enhancement of historic shop fronts.
It will also deliver projects to encourage new local businesses and will create further employment opportunities in the heritage sector, including the opening of a heritage and eco skills resource centre in the Grade II listed Hillside house and stables. The programme will focus on themes of wellbeing, working in collaboration with the NHS and community partners.
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Below you can find just some of the progress being made in the Kirkham High Street Heritage Action Zone. For more, follow us on Twitter @HistoricEngland
- Fylde Council is working with building owners and tenants to grant fund repair and restoration projects for their historic buildings
- Essential repairs to the Grade II listed Hillside will take place in 2022 to preserve the structure for future uses
- Fylde Council is working with Lancashire County Council and Historic England to deliver improvements to the streetscape in the High Street Heritage Action Zone
- The High Street Heritage Action Zone is working with local partners to deliver wellbeing and social prescribing initiatives in Kirkham
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Working in partnership with
- Fylde Council will deliver Kirkham’s High Street Heritage Action Zone along with Kirkham & Wesham Holdings, Blackpool & Fylde College, Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire & Merseyside, The Prince’s Trust, Pennine Lancashire Centre, Preston Vocational Centre, Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), Heritage Trust North West, Conservation Skills North West, NHS Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre CCG, HMP Prison Kirkham.