Rediscovering the Underbanks Townscape Heritage

Closed 28 Feb 2018

Opened 7 Feb 2018


‘Help shape the Townscape Heritage project ‘Rediscovering the Underbanks’ by taking part in this consultation on the proposed activity plan to celebrate the fascinating history of the Underbanks. A range of activities are planned for the 5 year life time of the project, beginning from 2019 to encourage more people into the area and discover its weird and wonderful tales.

Activities planned range from family events including a lantern making workshop, heritage trails, talks and a heritage fair, to historic building skill workshops such as brick pointing, aimed at businesses, property owners, construction students and professionals.  The range of activities planned can be viewed in the document linked to this survey.

We are also interested in hearing your stories past and present related to the street, your memories from the area and how it has changed.  Weird stories such as the wife sale in 1831 or how the devil left his mark on the Devil’s Steps are some of the wonderful tales about this area.

The project was approved for funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in 2017 and the Council are now working up more detailed proposals for approval by HLF. Planning community events to raise awareness of the heritage is an important aspect of the project. Alongside this the Council has commissioned surveys of priority  buildings to provide more information about the work required, and the costs of this work, as well as finalising details of works to be carried out in the street. More information on the project can be found here: (Opens in a new window)