|Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City|
|Location||Liverpool, North West England, England, United Kingdom|
|Official name||Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City|
|Criteria||Cultural: (ii), (iii), (iv)|
|Designated||2004 (28th session)|
|Region||Europe and North America|
|Delisted||2021 (44th session)|
Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City is a former UNESCO World Heritage Site in Liverpool, England. The six sites included the Pier Head, Albert Dock, William Brown Street,  and other famous landmarks in the city. They are considered the 'supreme example of a commercial port at a time of Britain's greatest global influence'.
The sites were nominated to UNESCO in January 2003. By March 2004, ICOMOS recommended the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City as a World Heritage Site. It was accepted under cultural bases: ii, iii and iv.
In 2012, the proposed construction of Liverpool Waters project caused the sites to be included in the List of World Heritage in Danger. In July 2017, UNESCO warned it might lose its status because of the development plans.
In July 2021, UNESCO announced that the site had been stripped of its World Heritage status.
References[change | change source]
- "Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City". UK Local Authority World Heritage Forum. Archived from the original on 23 April 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2008.
- "Welcome to Liverpool World Heritage". Liverpool City Council. Archived from the original on 22 February 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2008.
- "Liverpool (United Kingdom) - NO 1050" (PDF). ICOMOS. 2004. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
- Perraudin, Frances (3 October 2017). "Liverpool faces up to world heritage removal threat with taskforce". the Guardian.
- Halliday, Josh (21 July 2021). "Unesco strips Liverpool of its world heritage status". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
Bibliography[change | change source]
- Liverpool City Council (2005). Maritime Mercantile City: Liverpool. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 1-84631-006-7.
- Oevermann H.; Mieg H.A., eds. (2014). Industrial Heritage Sites in Transformation: Clash of Discourses. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415745284.