Heysham village is three miles south west of Morecambe on the Lancashire Coast. The settlement dates back to Anglo-Saxon times and in the 19th c was developed as a fishing community and tourist attraction. 22 Main Street is part of a traditional early 17th c longhouse with an attached barn. Built into the rocky hillside, it is one storey, with an attic. The adjacent former barn, at 24-26 Main Street, was acquired by the Trust in 1998 and converted into a Heritage Centre. It contains a permanent exhibition on Heysham’s history, an education room and a retail area.
A small part of the barn was retained by the owner of 22 Main Street and on his death the Trust was able to purchase the remainder of the site with the aid of an Architectural Heritage Fund acquisition loan. The options appraisal identified four potential uses for the building and the Trust concluded the most suitable was to retain the building as a dwelling, either for rent or as a holiday let, while the remaining bay of the barn would be used to extend the exhibition space in the Heritage Centre. The heritage Centre is run by Heysham Heritage Association www.heyshamheritage.org.uk/ , contact .
Sources of Funding:
Heritage Lottery Fund: £50,000
Lancashire Environmental Fund: £10,000
Total investment: £177,165
Architectural Heritage Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Lancashire