The Heritage Trust for the North West has played an active role in the protracted campaign to save 400 stone-built terrace houses from demolition in Whitefield, Nelson, an important rare example of a late 19th c Victorian development and intact model village. Following Public Inquiries in 2002 and 2003, plans to demolish the terraces were overturned and since then the Whitefield Regeneration Partnership has overseen the restoration of the village.
The Trust purchased the house in April 2005; in 2006 Elevate East Lancashire offered the Trust a grant of £10,000 to use 158 Every Street as an exemplar project to investigate the options and record best practice in heritage renovation and refurbishment, energy efficiency improvement measures and developing sustainable building solutions for heritage projects.
Subsequently English Heritage adopted the project as part of its Hearth and Home Research programme. The performance of the building was monitored and recorded before building work commenced, and a record will be made for comparison of the performance of the building following improvement works. The research will be published in due course.
Sources of funding:
Elevate (Housing Renewal): £10,000
English Heritage (Pendle Borough Council): £27,185
Trust’s own resources: Balance
Total investment: £81,560 (including acquisition)
158 Every Street, Nelson, BB9 7HG
Heritage Trust for the North West, Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6JH
Elevate East Lancashire, Pendle Borough Council, English Heritage
Ecology Building Society