Sheridan Lifts are delighted to be part of a historic conservation project that will see the return of several ancient monolith stones to their spiritual home of Calderstones Park in Liverpool.
Here, the stones will be installed within a new purpose-built heritage facility located at the park and will be available for the public to view, seven days a week once the centre opens later this summer. This new centre forms part of an overall refurbishment programme which will see the existing Mansion House brought back to life.
The stones are around 5000 years old and date back to a similar period to Stonehenge, providing evidence of the earliest known permanent settlement within the region. The project has been part-funded by a National Lottery Heritage fund grant of just under £1.9m.
The stones were once part of a tomb and this will be re-created in their new layout within the refurbished Mansion House, where they will be protected from the elements. Back in 1845 they were arranged in a stone circle by then estate owner Joseph Need Walker and were moved some 100 years later from the park’s entrance on Menlove Avenue. Ten years later they were placed within the Harthill Vestibule Greenhouse which accelerated their deterioration due to temperate and humidity changes.