• Registration Year

    2004

  • Registered Sector

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City

Location and site

Registration Criteria

Criterion (ii): Liverpool was a major centre generating innovative technologies and methods in dock construction and port management in the 18th and 19th centuries. It thus contributed to the building up of the international mercantile systems throughout the British Commonwealth.

Criterion (iii): the city and the port of Liverpool are an exceptional testimony to the development of maritime mercantile culture in the 18th and 19th centuries, contributing to the building up of the British Empire. It was a centre for the slave trade, until its abolition in 1807, and to emigration from northern Europe to America.

Criterion (iv): Liverpool is an outstanding example of a world mercantile port city, which represents the early development of global trading and cultural connections throughout the British Empire.

Historical Reference

  • Six areas in the historic centre and docklands of the maritime mercantile City of Liverpool bear witness to the development of one of the world’s major trading centres in the 18th and 19th centuries. Liverpool played an important role in the growth of the British Empire and became the major port for the mass movement of people, e.g. slaves and emigrants from northern Europe to America. Liverpool was a pioneer in the development of modern dock technology, transport systems, and port management. The listed sites feature a great number of significant commercial, civic and public buildings, including St George’s Plateau.
Mr. Joe Anderson
Leader
Liverpool City Council
Mayor's Office 4th Floor Cunard Building Liverpool
L3 1DS Liverpool, United Kingdom
Tel:
+44(0)151 225-2142
Fax:
+44(0)151 225-2610
Email:
joe.anderson@liverpool.gov.uk