Heritage at Risk Case Studies

31-33 Market Street, Longton is a prominent building in urgent need of repair.

In this section you will find a mixture of case studies on sites that are at risk and so appear on the 2013 Heritage at Risk Register, as well as sites that are well-managed and have either been removed from the register or have been assessed as not at risk.

The case studies can be searched by the following categories: Buildings at Risk, Places of Worship, Scheduled Monuments, Registered Parks and Gardens, Protected Ship Wreck Sites, Conservation Areas and also by region.

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116 High Street, Boston
A townhouse, a bank, a Diocesan Home for ‘fallen women’, a potato merchant’s establishment. 116 High Street Boston has had a varied past, but its future looked very bleak indeed after 25 years of vacancy and neglect.
Region: East Midlands Historic Place: Listed Buildings Risk Type: not at risk
48 Mill Street
This grade II* listed building dates from the 1670s and was built as a merchant’s house in Low Town, Bridgnorth, then a busy port on the River Severn.
Region: West Midlands Historic Place: Listed Buildings Risk Type: at risk
549 Lordship Lane
549 Lordship Lane, known as the Concrete House, was built in 1873 by Charles Drake, of the Patent Concrete Building Company, a pioneer in the use of concrete in England.
Region: London Historic Place: Listed Buildings Risk Type: not at risk
Abney Park Cemetery
Abney Park Cemetery is one of London’s foremost non-conformist burial grounds. Created from the grounds of two 17th century private Stoke Newington houses, Abney House, where Isaac Watts the hymn-writer was resident for many years, and Fleetwood House.
Region: London Historic Place: Listed Buildings, Registered Parks & Gardens Risk Type: at risk
Alston
Alston is reputed to be Britain's highest market town at over 1,000ft above sea level. The cobbled main street and most of the buildings around the Market Square date from the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
Region: North West Historic Place: Conservation Areas Risk Type: at risk
Atomic Bomb Store
Built between 1953 and 1955 the Barnham facility was designed and built for the storage and maintenance of Britain’s atomic bombs.
Region: East of England Historic Place: Scheduled Monuments Risk Type: at risk
Battle of Newburn Ford
The Battle of Newburn Ford was the only battle of the Second Bishops' War prompted by King Charles I's attempt to impose a new prayer book on the Scots.
Region: North East Historic Place: Battlefields Risk Type: at risk
Bewsey Old Hall
Bewsey Old Hall is a largely Jacobean building dating back to the 16th century, though it has had some later alterations. Archaeological excavations have also revealed the remains of formal gardens, belonging to the 16th century hall.
Region: North West Historic Place: Listed Buildings Risk Type: not at risk
Bouldnor Battery
Bouldnor Battery forms an integral part of an important former military strategic coastal defence system that guards the Solent and Portsmouth Harbour. It is one of 11 contemporary fortifications associated with the defence of the Needles Passage.
Region: South East Historic Place: Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments Risk Type: at risk
Briton’s Arms
Briton’s Arms is a rare survivor, escaping destruction in 1507 when a great fire wiped out 700 properties across Norwich, including most on Elm Hill, then a vibrant commercial thoroughfare.
Region: East of England Historic Place: Listed Buildings Risk Type: at risk
Christ Church
The church was built on a steep south facing slope near the centre of the village of Parracombe in 1880 by W Oliver. The 11th century former parish church of St Petrock was abandoned after doubts were expressed about its safety in 1879.
Region: South West Historic Place: Listed Places of Worship Risk Type: at risk
Church of St James the Greater, Ab Kettleby
The Church of St James the Greater has been at the heart of the community at Ab Kettleby for 800 years. It has a tall octagonal spire that forms a familiar landmark for miles around.
Region: East Midlands Historic Place: Listed Places of Worship Risk Type: not at risk
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