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October 2014 news

Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings 2014 revealed

Tuesday 7 October 2014: The Victorian Society annouces the Top Ten following a national appeal for nominations

Hammerhead crane, Isle of Wight

Tuesday 7 October 2014: Giant cantilever crane in Cowes used for the production of naval warships

Greengate Public Baths, Salford

Tuesday 7 October 2014: 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

Tuesday 7 October 2014: Prominent Grade II-listed landmark deteriorating while awaiting hotel conversion

Cardiff Coal Exchange

Tuesday 7 October 2014: 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

Tuesday 7 October 2014: Grade II*-listed church at risk of demolition

Tonedale Mill, Somerset

Tuesday 7 October 2014: 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

Tuesday 7 October 2014: 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

Tuesday 7 October 2014: 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

Tuesday 7 October 2014: 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

Tuesday 7 October 2014: 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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