Liverpool’s Heritage Counts
Just a quickie today: English Heritage recently released their eighth annual Heritage Counts report. On their website the country is divided into ten regions, of which the North West Region (Merseyside, Cheshire, Great Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria) is one. The page on this region includes a summary report (PDF) as well as a number of other documents in PDF and XLS format.
The summary report has details of the number of historic sites across the North West (listed buildings, world heritage sites etc), and details the managing of the historic environment in relation to how it was done in 2002/3. Managing Positively talks of an increase in scheduled monument consent and conservation area consent, showing that the North West remains a changing landscape, despite its thousands of historic ‘assets’.
Sections on Participation and Education show that more families and schools are visiting National Trust properties, and Heritage Protection Reform promises that a new integrated approach to conservation will be possible when such reform has been completed.
Have a look at the report yourself, glance through the tables and let me know what you think! Of course, my favourite part is that World Museum Liverpool is on the regional page and in the PDF report – clearly an outstanding example of the North West’s heritage!