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Plaques for Prescot

The heritage of some of Prescot’s key buildings and spaces has been shared via a set of twelve plaques that have been put up around Prescot Town Centre. These are the work of Richard MacDonald the final of our four Historic Environment Interns.

Richard gave guided historical tours of Prescot at the 2018 Elizabethan Fayre and with his historical and tour guiding background was the ideal person to put together a series of plaques that celebrate different aspects of Prescot’s past.

Richard has also taken it upon himself to put pen and pencil to paper to create a handy A3-sized map, which you can download from here.

This is just a small image of the map – you can download the full size A3 map from here.

Some of the plaques acknowledge the Heritage Lottery Fund and Council support for grant aiding the repair and restoration of particular buildings. The plaques themselves were made and fitted by Leander Architectural – the same company that makes the famous blue plaques for English Heritage.

Our plaques are the ‘Knowsley red’, and we have used the 1976 Knowsley coat of arms alongside the logo of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

We have had lots of positive feedback on the plaques and I hope the maps helps people find all twelve.


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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.

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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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