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Heritage and conservation


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Parks and gardens walk

Take the parks and gardens walk and see the rich historic and cultural heritage in Rochdale.

Art galleries and
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Visit the award-winning museum at Touchstones Rochdale. The Art Gallery has a collection of around 1500 works of art, by local, national and international artists.

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Blue Plaques

Blue Plaques commemorate famous people, places and historic events around the borough.

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Learn about Rochdale borough and its history.

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War memorials

Find out where you can pay your respects at local war memorials.

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Regenerating the borough

Find out about the regeneration projects around the borough.

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Developing in a conservation area

If you're planning to develop in a conservation area you may need to apply for planning permission. You can also see a list of conservation areas in the borough.

Making changes to a listed
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Making changes to a listed buildings

If you're planning to make changes to a listed building you may need to apply for listed building consent.

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Tree preservation orders

Apply for works to protected trees.

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Middleton conservation grants

Grants are available for conservation work to historic buildings within the Middleton Town Centre Conservation Area.

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Listed buildings

Find listed buildings and details on how to apply to get a building listed.

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Services available in our libraries across the borough.

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Reference resources

Access a wide range of resources our library services subscribes to.