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Archive of: Eccleston Street

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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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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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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35-39 Eccleston Street: Project Complete!

Posted on 24 September 2018

Another THI Building Project has completed to the extent that the vacant shop is about to open as a restaurant. This post is a run-through of the works carried out to 35-39 Eccleston Street.

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35-39 Eccleston Street: A History

Posted on 21 September 2018

The THI-funded work at 35-39 Eccleston Street is almost finished. This blog post is a look at the building’s history and architecture.

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46 Eccleston Street

Posted on 04 July 2018

The not-so-unlucky 13th THI Building project – 46 Eccleston Street – is now on site, so as usual at this stage of a building project, I take a look back at the building’s history and heritage value and some of the practical conservation issues that are faced ‘on the job’.

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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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Project Complete - 44 Eccleston Street

Posted on 23 March 2017

A quick update on a milestone of the THI – the sixth grant-aided building project has completed: 44 Eccleston Street.

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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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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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