Here is a miscellany of the heritage news for September…

Greater Manchester

Middleton Time Team dig at St Leonard’s Square

Heritage Open Day: Long Street Methodist Church

Middleton in step for more beautiful walkways

£50m plans submitted to convert Warwick Mill, Middleton

St John the Baptist Church, Rochdale upgraded to Grade II*

Future vision built to last – Oldham Cultural Heritage

Poignant memorial to thousands who are buried without a headstone at Salford’s biggest cemetery

Council in talks to sell Grade II listed building in Salford park to hotel chain

Ancoats Dispensary campaigners finally take official ownership of landmark building

Landmark Manchester buildings set for major revamp

Trafford town hall opens its doors… as a wedding venue!

Victoria Station’s revamp – by the architect driving Manchester’s modern railway revolution

Ordsall Chord: ‘I’m not trying to stall it – I’m trying to stop it’, says engineer who has taken his battle to the courts

Ordsall Chord: Why my route is better, by engineer going to court over planned Piccadilly and Victoria link

Ordsall Chord: Lawyers argue decision behind chosen route was flawed, court hears

Lawyer warns that £85m Ordsall Chord project ‘might never happen’ as judge defers decision on legal challenge

Ordsall Chord: Preserve the past or secure Salford’s future? Not an easy decision


Future heirlooms: Millinery Works celebrate modern day furniture makers

Clue up on Gertrude Jekyll, gardening’s forgotten woman

Arts and Crafts silverware set to go up for auction in Derbyshire

Campaigners buy William Blake’s cottage – and his vegetable patch

Major findings at Lancaster’s big Roman dig

Westminster Abbey lavatory block gives way to medieval burial find

Bronze Age ‘sauna’ unearthed on Orkney

The most endangered buildings in Britain – in pictures

How Downton Abbey helped to rescue Highclere Castle from ruin

Richard III grave in Leicester among top 25 sites to visit in the world

Historic swimming pools of Britain: Preserving our bathing heritage, in pictures


10 of the best architecture tours

This photographer is taking jaw-dropping photos of Europe’s abandoned buildings

‘They are barbarians’: meet the man defending Syria’s heritage from Isis

‘Islamic militant’ becomes first person ever charged with destruction of heritage sites