Edgar Wood and Middleton Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI)

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The THI is a £2 million Heritage Lottery Fund partnership to restore Middleton’s unique Edgar Wood architecture, as well as other important historic buildings. It was set up to put Middleton and Edgar Wood firmly on the heritage map!

The THI wants people to discover and enjoy their heritage, and see being restored. Amongst others, it has given grants to Edgar Wood’s 36 Mellalieu Street, Jubilee Library, Broadbents outfitters, Jubilee Park Steps & Exedra, Sadler Street and the Sam Bamford Monument in the Old Burial Ground.


36 Mellalieu Street after restorationThe THI has given grants to repair and restore certain historic buildings in the conservation area. These are now coming to an end but the largest and most important of the schemes, for Edgar Wood’s Long Street Methodist School, is just about to begin. The Council manages the scheme supported by Greater Manchester Building Preservation Trust which gives expert advice on restoring Edgar Wood buildings.


For more information email: edgarwood.middletonthi@rochdale.gov.uk

If you would like free advice on restoring your Edgar Wood building, email: middletonheritage@gmail.com


8240631 Middleton 201392_165431The THI is supporting many community events, activities, films and videos organised by Middleton Heritage, some of which are hosted on this site. Why not join Middleton heritage or one of its groups and get involved!

The partners of the THI are Heritage Lottery Fund, Rochdale MBC/Middleton Township, Greater Manchester Building Preservation Trust and Middleton Heritage. The THI is run by a board of local representatives.