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.
  • 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.

  • Woman standing on a stone with children behind her

    Coniston Copper Mines Conserved

    Local school children recently celebrated the completion of work to conserve and present the remains of Coniston Copper Mines.

  • Aerial view of Jackson’s Row in Manchester.

    St Michael's Gets the Go-Ahead

    Historic England has responded to revised proposals for the St Michael’s scheme for the centre of Manchester.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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