Heritage at Risk in Liverpool
Great work has been done to improve the lot of certain vulnerable historic buildings in Liverpool. Four buildings have been removed from the Heritage at Risk Register:
- North Warehouse, Stanley Dock Village;
- the (more…)
Liverpool from above and around
This week (fortnight?) I’m looking at the historic city of Liverpool from above, and from raised perspectives both literal and metaphorical.
Firstly, A Sense of Place gets a full-on two-part exploration (more…)
Museums, World Heritage and Woolton in Bloom
In the news this week, English Heritage are continuing efforts to protect the historic environment, while a local resident of Woolton is playing her own role. David Fleming talks about Liverpool’s World (more…)
Liverpool and other city landscapes
This blog, as well as Historic Liverpool (and *ahem* the book!) is all about the historic landscape. It’s about the shape of the city, its growth, and what it’s like to live, work and play in it. So, this (more…)
Latest Liverpool Stories
The word ‘blog’ is short for ‘weblog’, a log of interesting sites you’ve come across, and which you want to share with your readers. So, in the first of an attempt at a regular feature, here are some stories (more…)
Refurbishing old buildings in the historic landscape
English Heritage have released a new volume of their ‘Constructive Conservation’ series, this one entitled Sustainable Growth for Historic Places. It’s all about the benefits of re-using historic buildings (more…)
Liverpool Books, and Heritage at Risk
It’s been four months (four!) since I last posted, and this is possibly the longest gap since I began the blog. It’s all in a good cause though, because my extra time has been going into finishing a book (more…)
Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site in Danger
Well, it happened. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, arbiters of the World Heritage Site list, met this week (as they do annually) and Liverpool was on the agenda. A decision was made to place the Maritime (more…)
A new year, an old controversy: UNESCO return their verdict on Liverpool Waters
Well, 2012 is just getting started, but UNESCO have set off the first fireworks in this year’s battle over the north docks.
After visiting the city in November, the UN inspectors are claiming that, should (more…)
UNESCO visit to Liverpool: the future vs the past?
UNESCO this week are visiting Liverpool to assess the threat to the World Heritage Site (WHS) posed by the Peel Waters plans. Surrounding the visit there has been a lot of debate on the role of the WHS (more…)
New lease of life for Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse?
The Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse could possibly be described as the poster child of Liverpool’s failure to protect its heritage. But perhaps its fortunes are about to change with a project in the works (more…)
OpenPlaques in Liverpool
A project to map all the blue plaques in Britain has had a recent surge of additions to its Liverpool collection.
OpenPlaques is a project to “collect and open up data about plaques and the people they (more…)
Liverpool Heritage Open Days 2011
Following on from the success of last year’s event, dozens of historic buildings will be open for the public – for free – as part of September’s Heritage Open Days.
English Heritage will co-ordinate as (more…)
Liverpool Industrial Heritage at Risk
Historic Liverpool 2010: A year in review
It’s the end of 2010. It’s been an… interesting year politically – a coalition (more…)
Poor architecture, not heritage, is preventing investment in Liverpool
Council Leader Joe Anderson has (more…)
Visible in Stone: women’s history and the built environment
English Heritage and London Metropolitan (more…)
95,000 Aerofilms aerial photos to go online
Liverpool reservoir open to the public for just one day
High Park Street Reservoir in Toxteth is to be open to the public for just one day as part of English Heritage’s Heritage Open Days. There are a lot of buildings open in Liverpool as part of Heritage Open (more…)
Liverpool: a port of world significance
There are many sources of information we can use to investigate (more…)
English Heritage produce advice on caring for places of worship
English Heritage are currently building up their catalogue of advice for those (more…)
Advice for Historic Areas Conservation
There’s a lot of bits of interest dotted around the place at the moment, so (more…)
English Heritage Archives wants your feedback
English Heritage Archives is a new website which allows you to search the catalogues of the National (more…)
Museum paid £750,000 for historic view, and visitor numbers up on 2007
Liverpool places of worship receive £373,000 repair grants
Three listed buildings in Liverpool are amongst over 150 to receive money from English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Repair Grants for Places of Worship scheme.
Conservation Areas – Conservation Bulletin
Every month or so (more…)
Heritage at Risk in Historic Liverpool
Yes, that’s a headline and almost a pun at the same time, for of course the ‘Historic Liverpool’ (more…)
Conservation Areas Resources
I’ve recently mentioned English Heritage’s ‘Heritage At Risk’ campaign and project, so I thought I’d point any interested parties in the direction of some good resources to look at on the subject.
English Heritage launch Heritage at Risk, including Liverpool areas
English Heritage launched its Heritage at Risk Register today, with wide (more…)
Conservation Areas at risk in Liverpool
English Heritage, as part of their Heritage at Risk campaign, recently launched Conservation Areas at Risk. This will begin with a census of all the conservation areas in the country, of which (more…)