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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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Repairs and Maintenance Course - 3rd & 4th December in Prescot

Posted on 06 December 2013

An overview of the THI’s first ever training / CPD event that took place in Prescot on 3-4 December 2013.

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Short Course:Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Buildings

Posted on 08 November 2013

Details of a two-day accredited course that will be taking place in Prescot on 3-4 December. Free places available!

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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

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