Here is a miscellany of heritage news over August…

Greater Manchester

Plan to demolish old Coronation Street set submitted to council

Plans revealed for dozens more flats to be built in Ancoats as part of £1bn housing masterplan

Converted Bolton church aiming for national recognition at ‘property Oscars’

Victoria Station revamp: Network Rail reveals £44m transformation will be completed this month

Work to start on town hall roof ahead of £6.5 million revamp of Albert Halls

Ducie Bridge pub to close this weekend as NOMA redevelopment continues

Historic Platt Chapel on the market for £350k and is set to be converted into nine-bedroom luxury home

Young historians travel to Durham to find out about the origins of their Horwich school

The changing face of Manchester: Fascinating comparisons show how city has moved on since 2000

BBC programme about the Manchester Ship Canal is screened

Greater Manchester’s best loved buildings – tell us your favourite

Manchester’s most hated landmarks, as suggested by you


Picture palaces fall prey to developers

The innbetweeners: whimsical pubs of interwar years win Grade II listing

Saving our historic pubs

Birmingham Hall of Memory is now a Grade 1 Listed building

Love is Enough: William Morris and Andy Warhol meet in Birmingham thanks to Jeremy Deller

Decisions on which buildings to preserve have never been so erratic

A forgotten figure in the Garden City movement

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu – obituary


Hi-tech plan to combat IS destruction of ancient sites

The Beautiful Old Signs of Paris Are As Elegant As the City Itself

Robert McGregor, who put Napier on the world’s art deco map, dies

A walk down the Oval: an exhibition celebrates Mumbai’s iconic Art Deco architecture

An Art Deco Paradise in Moscow’s New Museum