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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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  • 25 and 27, High Street

    At nearly 550 years old it is no surprise that 25 and 27 High Street Rotherham has stories to tell. It was built around 1470, then extended in the late 16th or early 17th century.

    Region: Yorkshire

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas

    Risk Type: Not at risk

  • 31 and 32 Portland Square

    Portland Square is considered the best surviving example of formal Georgian town planning in Bristol.

    Region: South West

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings

    Risk Type: At risk

  • British Rail Goods Office (Curzon Street Station), Birmingham

    This grade I listed building was the terminus of Robert Stephenson’s railway line between London Euston and Birmingham.

    Region: West Midlands

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings, Industrial Sites

    Risk Type: At risk

  • Brookwood Cemetery

    Brookwood Cemetery is a grade I registered park and garden. Despite its status as a burial ground, this is appropriate as it was laid out as a park interspersed with buildings.

    Region: South East

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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Defence and Ancillary Structures at RAF Bicester

    RAF Bicester was built under Sir Hugh Trenchard’s 1920s Home Defence Expansion Scheme. It is the most complete and best preserved RAF airbase surviving from the interwar period.

    Region: South East

    Historic Place: Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, Scheduled Monuments

    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

  • 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

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