FPL is delighted at EH’s decision to add more than 40 churches in the North West to English Heritage’s list of sites in need of conservation.
According to a number of website reports, thirteen places of worship in Cheshire, 19 in Greater Manchester, seven in Lancashire and five on Merseyside were added to the Heritage At Risk register. Overall ninety-five North West religious buildings are listed on the register. The register lists 319 sites across the region as being at risk, including buildings, places of worship, scheduled monuments, parks and conservation areas.
Martyn Wilshaw, Co-director at FPL commented; “The conservation of the north west’s religious heritage is a vital part of the regions cultural background and it is essential that it is preserved for future generations.”
Finlason Partnership is fortunate to be involved in a number of churches listed on the register including St Luke’s, Farnworth, Holy Trinity Walton Breck, Liverpool and St Paul’s, Seacombe. In recent years, all three churches have undertaken urgent repair works with the assistance of FPL.
To coincide with the issue of EH’s register, St George’s Church, Everton another of FPL’s current projects, will celebrate its Bicentennial this weekend. The event also happens to coincide with the commencement of the EH grant assisted repair works to the roof.”