Future heritage

Following on from the previous post, looking back to 1984, I want to look in the other direction. Heritage, in its most common use today, usually refers to something around the legal, social, and environmental (more…)

West Derby Yeoman’s House up for sale

This is an exciting post to write, although the topic is often bitter-sweet. The so-called ‘Yeoman’s House’ in the centre of West Derby village is currently up for sale, for the princely (or yeomanly) (more…)

Rapidly diminishing heritage

This is a sort of short follow up to the most recent blog post on the Futurist cinema, which was demolished against the wishes of a vocal number of Liverpool’s citizens.

Another planning application raising (more…)

The future and the Futurist

And so the Futurist cinema is coming down.

It’s been on the cards for a few months, and now people are generally coming to the opinion that it was inevitable (for which read ‘the Council pretended it (more…)

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:

Liverpool: A landscape history – book signings

Things have been a little quiet since the book came out a couple of weeks ago, but the ‘big push’ is upon us, as I will be popping into some local Waterstones shops to sign copies!

For those of you who (more…)

New developments at Historic Liverpool

In advance of the exciting developments in a couple of weeks’ time (more information anon!) I’ve been polishing the Historic Liverpool website, which has become a little neglected of late.

First up, (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…)

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…)

Museum of Liverpool opens its doors

A press release from the new Museum of Liverpool: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mediacentre/displayrelease.aspx?id=960

Liverpool’s historic architecture: tours, sell-offs and exhibitions

Well, now that Historic Liverpool is up, running and generally settling into its new clothes, we can get back to talking about the rest of the news! RIBA are planning tours of Liverpool, the City Council (more…)

Medieval church of All Saint’s, Childwall, to get new extension

Proposals for new developments at Childwall’s All Saint’s church look set to get planning permission. The plans are labelled ‘controversial’ by the Liverpool Echo.

All Saint’s is Liverpool’s oldest surviving (more…)

Merseyside Archaeology Service closes

The Merseyside Archaeological Service (MAS) has been shut down, and now there is no longer access to the Merseyside Historic Environment Record. According to the notice on the Liverpool Museums website (more…)

Liverpool Industrial Heritage at Risk

Plan of the Herculaneum Docks, South Liverpool, from the World War I Document Archive

The Herculaneum Docks, South Liverpool - industrial heritage no longer with us (from the World War I Document Archive)

Industrial (more…)

Liverpool History News Roundup

Screenshot of The National Archives' Domesday on a Map tool

The National Archives' Domesday on a Map tool

Having written about the bigger themes this week, I’ve had to skip past (more…)

95,000 Aerofilms aerial photos to go online

Aerial shot of Manchester Ship Canal taken by Aerofilms in 1947

Manchester Ship Canal, 25th May 1947

The Heritage Lottery Fund have recently agreed to grant £1.75 million to help put (more…)

Heritage Open Days in Liverpool

Screenshot of the Heritage Open Days homepage

The Heritage Open Days website has details of all participating sites across the country

As I mentioned in my last post, (more…)

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…)

The First Ever Passenger Station gets a new use

Extract from the 1890 Ordnance Survey Map of Edge Hill, Liverpool

Wapping Cutting, from the 1890 OS Map of Liverpool

It’s good to see that one of the disused platforms at Edge Hill station (more…)

More ups and downs for Liverpool’s historic areas

Photo of two towers flannking a crane, in Liverpool

Liverpool Waterfront by Jim Media via Flickr

It seems only yesterday that I was bemoaning the uncertainty of the future (more…)

English Heritage produce advice on caring for places of worship

Interior of the bombed-out church at the top of Bold Street, Liverpool

Bombed-out Church, by Litlnemo via Flickr

English Heritage are currently building up their catalogue of advice for those (more…)

English Heritage Archives wants your feedback

Screenshot of the English Heritage Archives homepage

English Heritage Archives

English Heritage Archives is a new website which allows you to search the catalogues of the National (more…)

More awards for Merseyside buildings

The Waterstones book shop in the Liverpool One development

Liverpool One by Eugene Regis, via Flickr

Liverpool has once again won a slew of architecture prizes in this year’s(more…)

Entering new eras in history

A photo of the Liver Building from Princes Dock, entitled Two of Us, by Eric the Fish via Flickr

Two of Us, by Eric the Fish via Flickr

Welcome back to the Liverpool Landscapes blog! I do hope you came checking every (more…)

Liverpool benefited from Capital of Culture year

La Princesse, by Eric the Fish (2010), via Flickr

La Princesse, by Eric the Fish (2010), via Flickr

It’s been a little while since I posted. Just because the previous post (more…)

Dickie Lewis plans afoot already

Lewis’s has only recently announced its closure, but already plans sneaking out about what will come after it. Still no word on whether the shop itself will be ‘resurgent’ in the new development, but plenty (more…)