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September 2016 news

Plan to build in courtyard of listed Liverpool social housing opposed

Friday 23 September 2016: The Society has objected to plans to build over the courtyard to the front of the surviving Eldon Grove Labourers’ Dwellings in Liverpool

Top Ten endangered buildings list highlights neglect outside South East

Wednesday 14 September 2016: All the buildings in the Top Ten are in real risk of being lost if action is not taken in the immediate future

Barnstaple’s Oliver Buildings on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Former Arts & Crafts furniture factory's owner urged to act to avoid further decay after rejecting local building preservation trust offer

St Paul’s Church, Chester on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Grade II* church on the banks of the Dee with stunning interior and stained glass in process of closing while slowly deteriorating

Grimsby mill tower on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Action needed to secure future of silo tower at Victoria Mills

Wigan cotton mill on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Rylands Mill which has been lying derelict since the early 2000s now needs a new owner to secure its future

St Joseph’s Seminary near Wigan on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: St Joseph's Seminary in Upholland, Lancashire needs new purpose to avoid decaying further

Preston’s Mount Street Hospital on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Sensitive plans urgently needed for Preston's former orphanage for destitute girls and later convalescent home

Stafford’s Old Library on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Stafford Borough Council urged to consider compulsory purchase and transfer to the community group to reopen the building as a multi-purpose arts/cultural hub

Wakefield’s Clayton Hospital on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Wakefield Grammar School Foundation which owns buildings around Clayton Hospital urged to withdraw planning application for total demolition of the hospital and to reuse fine hospital building

Philip Webb’s Red Barns in Redcar on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Former home of pioneering Victorian explorer Gertrude Bell at risk after developer's plans for housing stall

Cardiff’s old Bute Road Station on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: The Society hopes Cardiff Council will work with the owner to develop plans for reusing the Cardiff’s Grade II*-listed old Bute Road Station which was instrumental in the development of modern Cardiff.

Why there are no buildings from London or the South East on Top Ten Endangered Building list

Monday 12 September 2016: The Victorian Society recognises that the region has endangered buildings, but considers that they often have specific reasons why they have not been saved.

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