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Little Dorrit’s church and Brighton Pavilion Gardens at risk

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A gunpowder works, “Little Dorrit’s church” and Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Gardens have been added to Historic England’s “in danger” register.

The world’s oldest gasholder in London’s Fulham Gasworks and a medieval timber-framed constructing in York have additionally made the annual record.


This 12 months has seen 328 new entries, whereas the way forward for 387 websites has been secured.
A few of the 47 conservation areas added are of “specific concern”.

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The register now lists 5,290 historic buildings, locations of worship, gardens, battlefields and guarded wrecks underneath risk from “neglect, decay or inappropriate improvement”.
It additionally contains 512 conservation areas.

Historic England’s chief government Duncan Wilson mentioned rescuing tons of of web sites had been “an enormous, collective labour of affection” by organisations, communities, volunteers and apprentices.
However he added: “1000’s of fascinating buildings and locations filled with historical past are nonetheless in danger and in want of rescue.”


Gasholder quantity 2 on the Fulham gasworks is considered the oldest surviving gasholder on the earth, having been in-built 1830, however is now threatened by vegetation.

Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Gardens are affected by a “disparate” vary of fencing, litter bins, signal and lighting issues.
The Church of St George the Martyr in Bermondsey – immortalised by Charles Dickens in his novel Little Dorrit – has made the record for its poor situation.

New Sedgwick gunpowder works in Cumbria, the timber-framed 14th Century Girl Row in York and the Hawksmoor-designed St Anne’s Limehouse Parish Church in Stepney, London, have additionally been added for quite a lot of causes.
Websites which have been faraway from the record embody the previous RAF Barnham Atomic Bomb Retailer and St Luke’s “bombed out church” in Liverpool.

Stratford-upon-Avon’s Toll Home, which was in-built 1814 and stands on the 15th Century Clopton Bridge, has additionally been saved, together with the Nags Head engine home in Pontesbury, Shropshire, and the ruins of Penyard Fortress, in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

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