Heritage watchdog Historic England has released its latest register of ‘at-risk’ buildings. The register lists dozens of buildings across Lancashire which are ‘at risk of loss through neglect, decay or development, or are vulnerable to becoming so’, including statues, churches and some of the county’s most recognisable landmarks.
The aim of the register, according to Historic England, is to ‘focus attention on those places in greatest need’, and help owners, heritage groups and stakeholders to come up with ways to save or repair the buildings. Here are some of the Lancashire landmarks on this year’s list...
5. Arnside Tower, near Carnforth
Arnside Tower, near Carnforth, is a familiar landmark on Morecambe Bay. The scheduled monument is in 'very bad' condition, according to the register, and "a sustainable management solution is required for the site".
Photo: NIGEL SLATER
6. Holy Trinity Church, Blackpool
Holy Trinity Church, on Dean Street, Blackpool. The Historic England register says the church is in poor condition and has "issues with high level masonry on the tower".
7. St George the Martyr Church, Preston
The interior of St George the Martyr Church on Georges Street. The Historic England register says the church has significant problems with a stone encasement of the church, which was added in 1843.
Photo: Donna Clifford
8. Buckshaw Hall, Buckshaw Village, near Chorley
Buckshaw Hall, near Chorley. The timber-framed former manor house has been partly restored, and there are plans for four houses in the grounds to help fund future repairs, but the listed building still appears on Historic England's at-risk register.
Photo: Iain Lynn