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Archive of: conservation

21 Eccleston Street: Discoveries

Posted on 08 February 2018

This post is a look-through what we uncovered or discovered during the repair, restoration and conversion works at 21 Eccleston Street.

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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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FREE Training: Tendering for Heritage Projects

Posted on 28 April 2016

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Second THI Building Project Finished :-) :-) :-) 19 Eccleston Street

Posted on 02 March 2016

A quick run-through and photos of 19 Eccleston Street, before, during and after THI-funded repair and restoration works.

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Guest Blog: Dan Longman, Historic Environment Intern

Posted on 26 August 2015

Guestblog: Dan Longman

Our second Historic Environment Intern, Dan Longman, is a month into his post with us. Here is a run-through of his first month.

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Old Buildings Day: Saturday 7th March 2015

Posted on 03 February 2015

A big event for the THI: the Prescot ‘Old Buildings Day’ held jointly with the SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) – open to all

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Sash Windows for the 21st Century

Posted on 17 March 2014

Sash windows: often a thorny subject for the home owner, eco-warrior and conservation officer alike because we all believe different things are true. Here’s my perspective based on the recent experience of getting 100-year-old windows ready for the 2010’s and beyond.

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Training Event' 'Laser Scanning Experience Day'

Posted on 03 February 2014

The THI had its second training event, and the first one to be held in an actual THI Project Building (13-15 Atherton Street). It was a ‘Laser Scanning Experience Day’aimed at Building Surveying students. It took place on 29 January 2014.

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Bowring Park, Roby - HLF Go-Ahead to Plan Restoration

Posted on 08 January 2014

Knowsley MBC and its partners are a step closer to securing £1.9million from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the restoration of Bowring Park in Roby.

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Knowsley Historic Environment Strategy

Posted on 22 November 2013

The first ever Knowsley Historic Environment Strategy has just been published. What is it? Why is it important? Here is a quick run-through…

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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.

Heritage Lottery Funded

© Knowsley Council 2013