Heritage Open Day visits to a Greek Orthodox church and Liverpool’s oldest building

Heritage Open Day visits to a Greek Orthodox church and Liverpool’s oldest building

Heritage Open Days have rolled round once again.  The English Heritage website explains the purpose of this annual event:

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, ranging from castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist temples. It is a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture.

Last year I took a peek at the Ancient Chapel of Toxteth and the Unitarian Church on Ullet Road.  My first visit this year was to The Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas on Princes Road. It was built 1870 in the Byzantine style and is a Grade II Listed building.  It is one of only four purpose-built Greek Orthodox churches in the UK. The next day I visited  Walton Old Grammar School, one of Liverpool’s oldest surviving buildings. Continue reading “Heritage Open Day visits to a Greek Orthodox church and Liverpool’s oldest building”