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Heritage England reveals buildings at risk in Newark and Sherwood


By Abigail Hunt


Buildings deemed at risk by Heritage England have been revealed for Newark and Sherwood with some listings dating back nearly 70 years.

Nottinghamshire has over 4,500 listed buildings, structures and monuments - most of which are still in good condition - but there are a number of buildings that have fallen into disuse an are beyond repair over the years.

The aim of the at risk register is to raise awareness of the problems relating to historic buildings and prompts the owner or members of the public to ensure the properties are repaired and offer something to the local community.

Being at risk is calculated using a set of national criteria produced by English Heritage - the governmental advisory body on English heritage - that helps local authorities in setting priorities for planning and financing building work.

See the list below of some of these properties in Newark and Sherwood.

St Nicholas' Church, Hockerton

Grade: II

Date listed: August 11, 1961

Ollerton Hall, Ollerton and Boughton

Grade: II

Date listed: August 7, 1952

Sundial, Church of Holy Rood, Ossington

Grade: II

Date listed: September 19, 1985

North range at The Saracen's Head, Southwell

Grade: II

Date listed: August 7, 1952

Upton Hall

Upton Hall (13275147)
Upton Hall (13275147)

Grade: II

Date listed: August 7, 1952

All Saints Church, Hawton

Grade: I

Date listed: January 16, 1967

Following concerns about the church, All Saints in Hawton have taken the initiative to restore and conserve the historical dwelling by confronting its problems head-on.

Problems within the church include a fragile and mostly deteriorated bell frame caused by the adverse effects of rain and burrowing insects. This has meant the whole structure of the building has been deemed unsafe.

"The four bells that were there were a hazard and were unsafe to ring, also, the old ringing floor which was about 40 feet up, had rotten beams and the floor was full of insects which added to its dangerous nature," explained All Saints churchwarden, Dr David Britton.

He said "doing nothing was not an option" and decided to re-saw and restore the bells within the tower - some of which date back to 1482, 1624 and 1655 - which has so far cost a total of £140,000.

But only two-thirds of their way through the project, the churchwarden said he expects to spend a further £40,000 to complete the project and is reaching out to the generous local community for donations.

He added: "We are the largest project of restoration in Nottinghamshire and aim to attract more followers after the work is done. We look forward to working with the people who come to enjoy the church, its bells and events like concerts that we hold here."

St Margaret's Church, Bilsthorpe

Grade: I

Date listed: April 28, 1986

St Giles' Church, Holme

Grade: I

Date listed: January 16, 1967

St Mary's Church, Kilvington

Grade: II

Date listed: 15-Oct-1984

St Wilfred's Church, North Muskham

Grade: I

Date listed: February 1, 1967

St John's Church, Perlethorpe cum Budby

Grade: II

Date listed: August 11, 1961

Site discovered by aerial photography NNE of village, Cromwell

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

Date listed: Not listed

Roman camp, Carr Banks Farm, Farnsfield

Heritage category: Scheduled Monument

Date listed: October 9, 1979

Iron Age settlement, South Muskham

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

Date listed: Not listed

Site of pit alignments, South Muskham

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

Date listed: Not listed

Bowl barrow, Wharf Farm, Thorpe

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

Date listed: February 16, 1953

Ollerton

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

Date listed: August 7, 1952

And here are some of the at risk buildings in Rushcliffe.

Conservatory at Flintham Hall, Flintham

Grade: II

Date listed: January 1, 1986

St Giles' Church, Cropwell Bishop

Grade: I

Date listed: December 1, 1965

St Andrew's Parish Church, Langar cum Barnstone

Grade: I

Date listed: December 1, 1965

St Helen's Church, Thoroton

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

Date listed: Not listed

Margidunum Roman Station, East Bridgford

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

Date listed: Not listed



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