Help chronicle England’s missing history
Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
For the first time ever, Historic England is asking the general public to share their knowledge of and contribute to chronicling England’s listed buildings and places. Most people (99%) live within a mile of a listed building or place. You can search Historic England’s National Heritage List for free. You can search for terms like “mosque”, “masjid”, “muslim” and addresses and locations to see if there are any Muslim heritage buildings near you. If so, take photo and any additional and interesting information about its history and send it in to Historic England. Your involvement need not be for just Muslim heritage, but English heritage sites in general that you know about.
Many Muslim heritage sites already are listed such as the first mosque in Britain, number 8 Brougham Terrace in Liverpool which was converted in 1887 into what is thought to be England’s first mosque. This was the mosque established by local Solicitor William Henry Quilliam who converted to Islam after travelling around what was then the Ottoman Empire. Historic England would like photos of this extraordinary building. Here’s the entry for it: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062583
See https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/enrich-the-list/ on how you can enrich the list.