October 2014 news

Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings 2014 revealed

The Victorian Society annouces the Top Ten following a national appeal for nominations

    Hammerhead crane, Isle of Wight

    Giant cantilever crane in Cowes used for the production of naval warships

      Greengate Public Baths, Salford

      Action needed to save this rare survival of a handsome early public baths designed by one of Manchester’s best 19th century architects

        Hartlepool’s former Wesley Chapel

        Prominent Grade II-listed landmark deteriorating while awaiting hotel conversion

          Cardiff Coal Exchange

          Declared unsafe and in imminent danger of collapse by Cardiff Council in 2013, a thorough heritage assessment is urgently needed

            All Souls Church, Hastings, East Sussex

            Grade II*-listed church at risk of demolition

              Tonedale Mill, Somerset

              Plans to redevelop the site fell through during the recession, but as the housing market recovers, is a sensitive housing scheme now viable?

                Abney Park Cemetery Chapel, Stoke Newington

                The oldest surviving non-denominational chapel in Europe, and Hosking’s only surviving public building, is now a picturesque ruin on the brink of being lost without immediate action

                  Crumlin Navigation Colliery

                  A nationally important, nearly complete, complex of both Grade II* and II buildings. Plans for use as community hub at risk due to pollution

                    Trentham Hall, Staffordshire

                    Once part of England’s grandest country houses, mostly demolished in 1912 due to pollution in the River Trent, the remains give an idea of the Hall’s former glory but are in a very poor state

                      Sheffield’s missing Crimean War Monument

                      This tribute to Britain’s war dead has been broken up and placed in storage for over ten years, the column feared lost. We call on Sheffield Council to set out its plans for the monument in time for Remembrance Day.

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