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Heritage at Risk Case Studies

In this section you will find a mixture of case studies on sites that are at risk and appear on the 2015 Heritage at Risk Register, as well as sites that are well-managed and have been removed from the Register or have been assessed as not at risk. The case studies can be searched by the following categories: Listed Buildings, Listed Places of Worship, Scheduled Monuments, Registered Parks and Gardens, Battlefields, Conservation Areas, Industrial Sites, Protected Ship Wrecks, and also by region.

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  • Latton Priory

    Latton Priory is both a grade II* listed building and a scheduled monument within a wider, scheduled site which is thought to contain the original monastic buildings.

    Region: East of England

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments

    Risk Type: At risk

  • Naze Tower

    The Naze Tower was built in 1720 by Trinity House as a navigational tower for sea-farers. It stands 86ft high.

    Region: East of England

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings

    Risk Type: At risk

  • Greyfriars former monastic building

    All that can now be seen of Greyfriars priory is a magnificent hall with a vaulted undercroft, dating from the 13th century.

    Region: East Midlands

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments

    Risk Type: At risk

  • Squires Monument

    When weaver William Squires passed away in 1781, he had amassed a personal fortune of £600 which he used to build an elaborate pedestal tomb adorned with all manner of carvings.

    Region: East Midlands

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings

    Risk Type: Not at risk

  • Stydd Hall and attached garden wall

    Stydd Hall was built on the ruins of a Knights Hospitaller preceptory. Preceptories were the home bases of the order and generated funds for the crusades.

    Region: East Midlands

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments

    Risk Type: At risk

  • Church of St Michael and All Angels

    The church of St Michael, Thorpe Satchville, is a charming and simple late medieval building. It was extensively restored in the 19th century.

    Region: East Midlands

    Historic Place: Listed Places of Worship

    Risk Type: Not at risk

  • Worksop Priory Gatehouse and Cloister Wall

    The Augustinian Priory of St Mary & St Cuthbert was founded sometime after 1119. It was once one of the largest Augustinian monasteries in the East Midlands.

    Region: East Midlands

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings

    Risk Type: At risk

  • Crystal Palace Park

    Following the 1851 Great Exhibition, there was public pressure to find a new home for the ‘Crystal Palace’. The chosen site was on Sydenham Hill in south London.

    Region: London

    Historic Place: Registered Parks & Gardens

    Risk Type: At risk

  • Manor Farm Barn (known as Harmondsworth Barn)

    Built in 1427, Harmondsworth Barn is a medieval timber-framed building of huge proportions.

    Region: London

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings

    Risk Type: Not at risk

  • Pair of Chapels at Isleworth Cemetery

    The grade II listed cemetery chapels sit at the heart of Isleworth Cemetery. Opened in 1879, the cemetery is relatively modest both in its scale and architecture.

    Region: London

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings

    Risk Type: At risk

  • Garrison Church of St George

    St George’s Church was built in 1863 to serve the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich. It was an ambitious building, designed by Thomas Henry Wyatt in an Italianate style.

    Region: London

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings

    Risk Type: At risk

  • First World War Early Warning Acoustic Mirror

    The acoustic mirror at Fulwell is a rare surviving example. It is one of only four known survivals in the North East of England.

    Region: North East

    Historic Place: Scheduled Monuments

    Risk Type: Not at risk

  • Holy Cross Church

    The earliest known church on this site dates back to the 12th century. The site was given to the monks of Alnwick by William de Vesci, Baron of Alnwick.

    Region: North East

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas

    Risk Type: At risk

  • Park Conservation Area

    The land for Park conservation area was bought in 1867 by WA Wooler who envisaged a planned country suburb with impressive dwellings.

    Region: North East

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, Registered Parks & Gardens

    Risk Type: At risk

  • St John's Cemetery

    St John’s Cemetery is situated in a dramatic and elevated location on the north bank of the River Tyne at Elswick and is a splendid example of the Victorian approach to burial.

    Region: North East

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings, Registered Parks & Gardens

    Risk Type: At risk

  • Tarset Fortified House

    Tarset Castle is a fortified house situated on a steep sided promontory. It overlooks the Tarset Burn in the heart of the Northumberland borderlands.

    Region: North East

    Historic Place: Scheduled Monuments

    Risk Type: At risk

  • The Keep (Caesar’s Tower), Appleby Castle

    Appleby Castle stands on a hill overlooking the town of Appleby and the surrounding Eden Valley.

    Region: North West

    Historic Place: Scheduled Monuments

    Risk Type: At risk

  • Propylaea

    The Propylaea was built as a monumental entrance gateway to Chester Castle. It was constructed in 1811 to the designs of Thomas Harrison of Chester.

    Region: North West

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments

    Risk Type: At risk

  • Church of St Luke

    St Luke’s has a fascinating history. It was built in the early 19th century to an advanced Gothic design. It was burned out in the Second World War.

    Region: North West

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings

    Risk Type: At risk

  • Hemel Water Gardens

    Architect and Town Planner, Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900-1996) was commissioned in 1947 to devise a master plan for Hemel Hempstead.

    Region: East of England

    Historic Place: Registered Parks & Gardens

    Risk Type: At risk

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