North West Highlights

This November we look back at Heritage at Risk in the North West as it's 20 years since the first publication of our Buildings at Risk Register. We have some interesting case studies for you to read about on this page.
  • Picture of the bar in the refurbished Royal Insurance Building, Liverpool now converted into a hotel

    Heritage at Risk in North West 2018

    Summary of Heritage at Risk in the North West 2018 with highlights of places added to the Heritage at Risk register and those that have been saved.

  • Close-up picture of Burneside Hall and its attached ruined tower

    Cumbrian Medieval Tower Houses

    Cumbria has a rich heritage of medieval fortified 'tower houses'. Those at Burneside Hall and Gleaston Castle in Cumbria have long been at risk.

  • Picture of the front  of the WW1 Southern Hangar at Hooton

    Hooton WW1 Hangars

    The General Service Hangars and ancillary buildings at Hooton Park Aerodrome are a rare and important survival of WWI aviation buildings.

  • exterior view of the east end aps chancel at St Luke's Church, Weaste, Salford

    Church of St Luke, Weaste

    The parish church of St Luke in Weaste, Salford, was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, perhaps best known for designing the Albert War Memorial.

  • Former Unitarian Chapel in Manchester, after repairs by Butress Architects

    Upper Brook Street Chapel

    A decade ago, this former Grade II* listed Unitarian chapel was abandoned, unloved and in need of divine intervention.

  • A group photo of four members of Middlewich Heritage Trust outside the brine pumps building at Murgatroyd's Brine Works.

    Saving Salt Heritage

    Historic England is funding a condition survey of Murgatroyd's Brine Works as well as urgent repairs to make the site safe.

  • Children holding pictures above their heads

    Enriching The List, Enriching Learning

    School children in Oldham investigated local heritage before creating art work which was added to the National Heritage List for England.

  • People attending open air concert in front the the Liver Building

    Liverpool’s Musical Landscapes

    New book from Historic England covers Liverpool's musical heritage.

  • View of a road with a two storey building running along the length of the road

    Priority Places 2018-19

    Heritage in the north west is threatened by a legacy of economic and social decline in many places, leaving a historic environment in need of support.

  • General view looking up Drake Street, Rochdale on a sunny day in 2018

    Rochdale Heritage Action Zone

    The vision for Rochdale is to transform a failing, retail dominated street into a vibrant area of mixed-use development that celebrates heritage.

  • 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.


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