22 London Buildings Added To 'At Risk' Register

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22 London Buildings Added To 'At Risk' Register
Croydon's Old Tithe Barn is at risk. Image Historic England.

A cinema, a folly, a tithe barn and a pub — all have been added to a list of London buildings at risk.

22 buildings in the capital have joined the Heritage at Risk Register, an annually updated catalogue of buildings and locations whose futures look unhappy. The new additions include six churches, three of them Grade I listed, including St Marylebone in central London.

The register is compiled by Historic England, and helps bring attention to precarious architectural treasures. It's now in its 20th year.

The register has been a success. About two-thirds of the 1,930 entries on the original register are no longer at risk, thanks to grants and expertise. Unfortunately, they've been more than replaced. The 2018 register includes 5,160 entries — down by 94 on the 2017 total, but still alarming.

Buildings at risk in London

Partly thanks to wider selection criteria, London accounts for about a third of the list, with 660 entries. Using Historic England's database, we've mapped the imperilled locations per borough. See what's at risk in your borough with this search tool.

Despite being one of the smallest and wealthiest boroughs, Kensington and Chelsea has the most entries in the database, with 43. Bexley has the least threatened heritage, with just two at-risk places.

The 22 new additions

The following buildings and structures were all added to the database in 2018.

St Mary's Marylebone has problems with the roof and stone erosion. It is a new entry on the list. Image by author.

BRENT: Former Savoy Cinema, Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware
BRENT: Summerhouse, Kingsbury Manor
BRENT: Church of St Andrews, Willesden Green
BROMLEY: Victorian Folly of 'Medieval Ruins' in Bromley Palace Park
CAMDEN: 3 Endsleigh Street
CAMDEN: Drinking fountain on north west corner, Lincoln's Inn Fields
CROYDON: Old Tithe Barn, Purley Way*
ENFIELD: Broomfield Park
HACKNEY: Christ Apostolic Church (formerly St Columba)
HAMMERSMITH& FULHAM: Circular Garden Building, formerly to St Paul's School
HARROW: Wall to west and north of Springbok House
HILLINGDON: Church of St Mary, Hayes
ISLINGTON: Holy Trinity Church, Cloudesley Square*
KENSINGTON&CHELSEA: Tomb of Mary, Lady Montgomerie, Kensal Green Cemetery
KENSINGTON&CHELSEA: Tomb of Thomas and Philip Hardwick, Kensal Green Cemetery
KINGSTON: Church of St Matthew, Surbiton
REDBRIDGE: The Grotto, Wanstead Park
TOWER HAMLETS: Drinking Fountain, Stepney Green
TOWER HAMLETS: Star of the East Public House
TOWER HAMLETS: Three Lamp Standards in front of the Star of the East Public House
WALTHAM FOREST: Church of St Michael and All Angels
WESTMINSTER: St Marylebone Parish Church

*These two buildings have appeared on previous registers, but have been re-assessed due to change of function.


Read the full report for London Buildings at Risk here.

Last Updated 27 November 2018