Nominate Your Georgian Heritage At Risk

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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: 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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  1. I would like to nominate Belmont House, Belmont Herefordshire built 1788 -90 by James Wyatt substantially remodelled by E W Pugin 1867 -73 and sitting in landscape Park by Humphrey Repton. Grade 2x on Historic England and Herefordshire At Risk registers.

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  2. I would like to nominate the stable range at Stoke Edith Park, Stoke Edith Herefordshire.
    Early C18th brick range in an appalling state of dereliction.

  3. Hamonds School, Market Place, Swaffham

    The disused building (which was built with a Georgian frontage on a mediaeval building as a bank, becoming partt of Hamonds’ school early in the 20th century) is deteriorating rapidly. It is an important building whose loss would sadly diminish an attractive market town.

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  4. Two buildings in Mayfair W1 appear to be at risk, one is 20 Hill Street which is empty and looking forlorn and unkempt, the other is 13 Bruton Street W1 which may be just into the Victorian era (or this may be just the facade with earlier structure behind) but nevertheless is a handsome building and adds to the character of Bruton Street which unforfunately has a lot of brutalist concrete structures, and cannot afford any more loss of character. I would be interested in your comments, as over the years Mayfair has lost so much of its character and notable historic character.

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  5. The Talbot former Inn
    13 High Street
    Welford, Northamptonshire.

    Grade 2 listed landmark of great repute now in a poor and declining state of disrepair.
    Believe unoccupied. A money pit for present owner. Fronts directly onto pavement in the centre of Welford on the A5199. Originally larger building where many famous guests stopped between Northampton & Leicester in coaching days.

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  6. I would like to nominate Allestree Hall, a grade II* building just outside but within Derby Council area.

    Probably built in 1802; a stone, probably a foundation stone bears this date and
    the initials J W. Architect not known; it is suggested that it was possibly
    John Johnson of Leicester. The 1st owner appears to have been a John Girardot.

    It is owned by Derby City Council and had lain empty and deteriorating for decades.

    A person with a great track record of rescuing a grade 1 cotton mill is seriously negotiating purchase but the Council is being difficult.

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