Prescot THI Blog

Posts by Owen Barton

21-23 Eccleston Street: Projects Complete!!

Posted on 03 April 2020

A post showing the before and after photos of 21-23 Eccleston Street and details of the final bits of work recently carried out to complete this project.

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27 Eccleston Street: Project Complete!

Posted on 25 September 2019

The ‘before’ and ‘after’ overview of our latest building restoration and repair project at Melissa’s Nails and Spa aka 27 Eccleston Street

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Work Starts at the Flat Iron Building aka 72 Eccleston Street

Posted on 13 August 2019

Work is starting on the repair and restoration of the Flat Iron Building. In the time-honoured fashion, this blog post is a summary of the building’s history and architectural interest.

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Market Place: Part 2: Demolition Days

Posted on 18 July 2019

This blog post is a Part 2 of 2 about how and why Market Place was drastically changed in the 1960s, leaving a space that we are currently re-inventing as the largest project of the entire THI.

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Market Place: Part 1: The Decline of the Town Hall and Market Hall

Posted on 18 July 2019

This is Part 1 of a two-part blog post about Market Place and how it transformed from the administrative and commercial centre of Prescot, to a relative backwater.

Part 2 covers the redevelopment of Market place in the 1960s.

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Work Starts at 27 Eccleston Street

Posted on 02 April 2019

Works has started at the 15th THI Building project: 27 Eccleston Street. In this post I look back at how a late Georgian house almost became a twentieth century department store.

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7 & 9 Leyland Street - Project Complete!

Posted on 26 March 2019

The two smallest THI building grant projects are now complete! Here are the before and after details of 7 & 9 Leyland Street.

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46 Eccleston Street: Project Complete!

Posted on 30 January 2019

Another THI Building Project is complete: Girls On Top aka 46 Eccleston Street. This post summarises the work done and shows the before and after photos.

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Plaques for Prescot

Posted on 12 November 2018

The THI has put twelve heritage plaques around Prescot town centre. This blog post gives a background to this plus a link to download the map showing the locations of all twelve plaques.

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Market Place: 1966 and All That

Posted on 26 October 2018

Our big project at Market place has unexpectedly and unavoidably had to stop. This blog post explains why. The good news is works restart this week! :-)

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Help shape the heritage initiative by taking part in consultations, or celebrate Prescot's history at events taking place throughout the project. Schools and colleges can also get hands-on with the past through activities and workshops for groups.

Heritage skills training

Historic buildings need people with the right knowledge to look after them. The THI will give people in and entering the local construction industry the opportunity to gain new skills and experience.

The THI will also help people find out more about careers in heritage.

Get in touch

Keep up-to-date by following us on twitter or find out more at 'Space to Create', the THI information centre on Eccleston Street.

You can also contact Owen Barton, THI Officer, by phone on 0151 443 2757 or by emailing

Apply for grants

Owners of certain buildings in the Prescot Conservation Area can apply for grants to repair, restore and re-use their property.

Eligible properties are marked in red and orange.

Read the guide to applying for grants (PDF) and eligibility criteria (PDF) documents for detailed information about grants.

Conservation area appraisals

The conservation area appraisal (PDF) is a detailed assessment of Prescot's most historic areas.

The appraisal appendices (PDF) contain more detailed information and the management plan (PDF) outlines how the area will be managed.

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