Project Aims

The aims of the Lancashire Local List project are:

  • To identify local heritage assets and record their importance.

  • To enhance the knowledge of local heritage assets by adding information, photos etc. or writing descriptions of the heritage assets and why they are important.

  • To recognise types of buildings which add to local distinctiveness and/or are undervalued or not recognised by the Statutory/national registers.

  • Expand upon existing Local Lists including providing reviews and updates of the information already held.

Why is it important and why should we do this project?

Lancashire is a County that is geographically diverse and rich in heritage. Across the County, there are more than 5,500 designated listed buildings. However, the current provision of Local Lists across the Lancashire authorities is mixed; with some having published partial or full Local Lists and some having yet to begin a list. Currently, public information on the Local Lists across Lancashire is limited or fragmented and is not fully available to view on the Lancashire HER (Historic Environment Record) which is held and managed by Lancashire County Council.

The central aim of the Local List Project is to develop a scheme that better recognises locally important heritage assets throughout the County. The project seeks to encourage our local communities to identify and nominate historic buildings and other heritage assets; in doing so, they will help improve upon the existing provision of Local Lists across the 14 Local Authorities. The project will help local people and stakeholders collaborate in a community-focussed way, which will hopefully help sustain the project beyond the timeline set by Government.