The Georgian Group is compiling a Heritage at Risk list for 2022 which will highlight the plight of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century buildings and landscapes that could and should have a brighter future.
You can nominate a heritage building or landscape that is at risk via: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your email details of when it was created, its location, and the reasons why you believe it should be included on the Georgian Group’s list, together with one or more photographs.
The nominated building or landscape must be in England or Wales and built between 1700-1837.
It can be listed or unlisted but must be in a poor state of repair or condition, be disused or unoccupied or perhaps threatened by demolition or inappropriate alterations or change of use.
‘A wasteful cycle often begins when historic buildings fall vacant. They are immediately put at greater risk of theft, vandalism and arson and, without regular inspection and care, can rapidly fall prey to disrepair and dereliction, which in turn leads to decay and likely demolition. Along the way we lose part of our cultural inheritance, the resources that went into its making, and the opportunity to put it to a new beneficial use. Faced with both a housing shortage and an environmental crisis we cannot afford to continue to be so cavalier with our inheritance.’David Adshead
Photo: Grade II-listed former merchant’s house in Everton, Liverpool, demolished in 2013 (© James Darwin)
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