Neglected, At Risk, In Danger of Demolition. We reveal 2021’s Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings.
Griff Rhys Jones, Victorian Society President, is highlighting the plight of buildings on the Society’s 2021 list of the Top Ten most endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales. The campaign aims to expose the plight of publicly nominated buildings in the hope that increased awareness and appreciation will help to save them:
“Here we have buildings, crying out for our help, that take us to the straight to the real history of Victorian Society. From mill owners' palaces to model farms, to state-of-the-art hospitals to flamboyant department stores. Mills, industrial workplaces, schools, markets, and the church in the heart of the countryside. This was a new world of consumers, legislators, industry and riches and it is all here. We must save it for coming generations. Like so much conservation, the issue is not the past, but the future. Can we keep these testaments alive for our great, great grandchildren as part of their own story?”
This year’s Top Ten Finalists all desperately need our attention. We have to find new funding, badly needed repair works, and protection from demolition, or new owners. Many have highlighted their needs. Many more are needed to help. Our top ten has shown real value in the past. Let’s get started saving this new bunch.
Click here to listen to Griff's Talk ‘That's the Way the Money goes’, where he talks about
the perils and joys of restoring heritage buildings.
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