Lancashire's heritage

Lancashire's built heritage includes historic buildings of many sizes, periods and types, ranging from the humblest barn to the grandest mansion. This remarkable richness and variety reflects the distinctive aspects of the county's history and contributes to the economic life of the county, and the quality of life enjoyed today by residents and visitors alike.
We here provide further analysis on heritage at risk and listings of historic buildings; organisations involved in conservation and regeneration; a variety of other heritage lists; Lancashire museums, historic houses and art purchases; and the heritage, identity and place results from the Royal Society of Arts.

All of the Lancashire heritage at risks sites and the theatres at risk can be identified in the Microsoft Power BI slide

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Key facts for Lancashire-14

These key findings are based on lottery funding data from the Department for Culture Media and Sport, theatre buildings at risk from the Theatres Trust and the local authority heritage index from the Royal Society of Arts for 2016 and 2017 data for heritage at risk and listed buildings from Historic England,

  • A little under £135 million was allocated to heritage related projects from lottery funds in the Lancashire-14 area (2016)
  • This included £28.8 million in Preston district and £22 million in Blackpool (2016)
  • Heritage was the most lottery-funded good cause in 7 of the 14 Lancashire authorities (2016)
  • There are ten buildings in the most at risk category 'A' in the Lancashire-14 area (2017)
  • There are around 60 other sites on the at risk register in the Lancashire-14 area (2017)
  • There are just under 5,500 listed buildings in the Lancashire-14 area (2017)
  • This included 75 Grade I and 284 Grade II* listed buildings (2017)
  • There are four theatre/former theatre buildings in the Lancashire-14 area on the 'theatre buildings at risk' list formulated by the Theatres Trust  (2016)
  • Of these the Burnley Empire is listed as the 5th most at risk theatre building in England (2016)

The heritage sites at risk and theatres at risk are shown in this Microsoft Power BI slide. Toggle between the two datasets. To make the map slide full-screen size, click on the double-headed arrow on the right hand corner of the footer (bottom right) Click escape(Esc) to return to normal page display.

Figure 1. Heritage sites at risk and theatres at risk in Lancashire-14

Further analysis

Lancashire's heritage (PDF 1.6 MB) 

Page updated December 2017