Plans to save Birkenhead Priory underway
Dec 29 2009 Liverpool Echo
PLANS to rescue one of Merseyside’s most important historical sites are being developed by Wirral Council.
Birkenhead Priory is the oldest standing building in the area and was identified by English Heritage in its buildings and monuments at risk list.
The site is historically important because of the 13th century visits by Edward I to launch his campaigns in Wales, showing the political importance of the Priory at the time.
Len Ellison, chairman of Wirral History
and Heritage Association, said: “Probably the most important building which is at risk is Birkenhead Priory. The council are in the process of developing a management plan for the site.”
The Priory is partly owned by the council and the Church of England, which owns the Chapter House THE ECHO