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Sheerness Boat Store, Kent, on Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings list

The Society urges the owners of the Grade I-listed building seek inspiration from the way former naval buildings are re-used at Chatham Dockyard to find a future use the building


    Wolverhampton’s St Luke’s Church on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

    The Society urges the Church to redouble its efforts to find someone willing to take on the building rather than closing it and leaving it empty indefinitely


      Weston-super-Mare’s Birnbeck Pier on Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings list

      The Society urges the Council to work with the pier’s owner and the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust to quickly establish a planning brief for development before it is too late


        Griff Rhys Jones launches 2015 Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

        Top Ten Endangered Victorian and Edwardian Buildings in England and Wales 2015 revealed


          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.


            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


              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


                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


                  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?


                    All Souls Church, Hastings, East Sussex

                    Grade II*-listed church at risk of demolition


                      Cardiff Coal Exchange

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


                        Hartlepool’s former Wesley Chapel

                        Prominent Grade II-listed landmark deteriorating while awaiting hotel conversion


                          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


                            Hammerhead crane, Isle of Wight

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


                              Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings 2014 revealed

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


                                Palace Theatre, Plymouth

                                Flamboyant theatre, one of Plymouth's finest buildings, continues to decay


                                  Royal Victorian Pavilion in Ramsgate

                                  Seafront pavilion dilapidated and neglected


                                    Winteringham School and School Board Offices, Grimsby, Lincolnshire

                                    16/10/2013

                                    Charming former College of Art & Design and gabled offices in critical condition


                                      St John’s Church, Crawshawbooth, Lancashire

                                      Catastrophic damage caused by lead theft


                                        Haggerston Baths, Hackney, London

                                        Neglected public baths in search of new role



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