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 it being restored. It has given grants to restore several buildings including 36 Mellalieu Street, Jubilee Library, Broadbents outfitters, Jubilee Park Steps & Exedra and the Sam Bamford Monument in the Old Burial Ground. These are now coming to an end but the largest and most important, for Edgar Wood’s Long Street Methodist School, is on site and due to finish June 2018. Rochdale Council and Heritage Lottery Fund have funded the scheme supported by Middleton Heritage which has run the promotion, activities and events. Greater Manchester Building Preservation Trust has given expert advice on restoring Edgar Wood buildings.

36 Mellalieu Street after restoration 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


Middleton 201392_165431The THI has supported many community events, activities, films and videos organised by Middleton Heritage, some of which are hosted on this site. Why not join Middleton Heritage through 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 has been run by a board of local representatives.