As well as being home to some of Blackburn’s most important historic buildings, the Blakey Moor Townscape Heritage Project area is rich in history and heritage.

From politics to music and theatre, the invention of film to education and social movements, its role in the industrial revolution and through to the growth in retail and leisure, the area around Northgate, Blakey Moor and Lord Street West has a diverse story to tell.


Who is Gladstone?

Discover Northgate

Mitchell and Kenyon at 40 Northgate

Niccolo Paganini’s visit to Blackburn

The K6 Telephone Box

Blakey Moor Riots

King George’s Hall

Northgate Conservation Area 


For more information about Blackburn’s history and heritage visit http://www.cottontown.org