The 2021 Building At Risk Register is now Updated

As of yesterday the SAVE Britain’s Heritage Buildings at Risk Register was updated with over 50 new entrants. I attended yesterday’s pre-launch on-line presentation by Liz Fuller, SAVE’s Buildings at Risk Officer, to hear first hand about the existing list and what type of buildings are added.

SAVE was established 45 years ago to protect buildings threatened with demolition, whose work focuses on buildings that are standing empty and neglected. Since its inception in 1998 the Buildings at Risk Register as grown to over 1400 entries. These range from modest to substantial, and from domestic to all types of previous use. Nominations can be made by conservation officers, Friends of SAVE, and members of the public. These buildings do not need to be listed but may be of particular interest for a range of reasons.

One particular building that grabbed my attention is from my home county of Lincolnshire (image right). Grade II* listed the Manor Farmhouse in North Killingholme, it has one of the most detailed list entries I have come across which conveys something of its ‘specialness’. Located in a striking landscape of a complex of moats it is described as ‘an important early brick manor house’. Any building which stretches back to the era of the Tudors immediately sparks my imagination!

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