Prescot THI Blog

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GUESTBLOG: Hello from the new intern!

Posted on 14 September 2017

Our new and final Intern, Richard MacDonald blogs about the start of his time with us.

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New THI Building Project on Site - 13-15 Atherton Street

Posted on 11 July 2017

Another Prescot THI Building Project has started on site at 13-15 Atherton Street. This blog post is a non-historian’s account of the building’s history.

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Marshall, Mather, Fletch and Saunders: The People of 21 Eccleston Street

Posted on 20 February 2017

This blog gives a brief history of 21 Eccleston Street (Flossy’s Sandwich Bar), which is the eighth THI building project to start on site.

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Books, Drugs and Sausage Rolls: A History of 44 Eccleston Street

Posted on 27 October 2016

The THI-funded repair and restoration of 44 Eccleston Street is underway! As is now-customary on the THI Blog, here is an account of the building’s historical interest.

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54 and 56 Eccleston Street: THI Building Projects Complete!

Posted on 10 June 2016

Two more THI Priority Building Projects have now completed: 54 and 56 Eccleston Street (Age UK and Max Speilmann). Here is a run through of both buildings before, during and after works.

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Prescot Remembers 18th of June

Prescot Remembers 18th of June

Posted on 07 June 2016

Details of ‘Prescot Remembers’ – an afternoon of events and activities we’re putting on as part of the 2016 Prescot Festival of Music and the Arts.

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Chickens and Donkey Stones

Posted on 19 April 2016

An overview by the THI Skills Coordinator Lyndsey-Jane Kevan on what the THI has been doing on the skills and community outreach fronts so far in 2016.

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Atherton Street Public Realm

Posted on 14 April 2016

The second of three THI public realm project is now on site: Atherton Street. This post covers a few bits and pieces about Atherton Street’s history and the THI works that are underway.

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Dan Longman, Historic Environment Intern: Blog 3

Posted on 06 November 2015

Vernacular architecture, the city of Chester, MEAS and university deadlines all feature in Dan Longman’s latest blog.

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29-31 Eccleston Street - Update

Posted on 21 November 2014

Looking back at more of the history of 29-31 Eccleston Street and forward to its conversion, repair and restoration.

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Get involved

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 owen.barton@knowsley.gov.uk.


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.

Heritage Lottery Funded

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