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Flooding and Historic Buildings - Summary Leaflet

Front cover for Flooding and Historic Buildings summary leaflet

replaced by Flooding and Historic Buildings

The following guidance publication has been archived. This is because it is now out of date or has been superseded by new guidance. If you would like to obtain a digital copy of this guidance for your information only please email guidance@HistoricEngland.org.uk supplying the title, author, product code and publication date.

We know that the risk of flooding is likely to increase due to a changing climate and the effects of increased urban development. Estimates suggest the number of people at high risk from flooding could rise from 1.5m to 3.5m by 2080. Currently around 400,000 homes and 75,000 businesses in England are located in areas where there is a significant annual chance of river or coastal flooding. Further properties are at risk from surface water or sewer flooding. many of these buildings will be of historic importance.

This is a summary leaflet to accompany our main guidance for those who live in,own or manage historic buildings that together with their historic fixtures and fittings are threatened by periodic flooding.

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