Today Historic England have published the 2019 update to their Heritage at Risk Register. There’s a map <here> and North-East highlights <here>. Locally there are no major changes – we still have several entries, with two in the town:
- General Lambert’s House: Priority B – Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented. The building is vacant and deteriorating. A condition survey has been prepared and the owner has consent to convert the building to a new use. A Historic England grant has been offered for survey work and urgent repairs. A planning application is currently under way for urgent work to the rear wall. We have expressed our support.
- Bondgate Tower: Priority A – Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed. The main defects relate to damage from high-sided vehicles passing through the central portal. Further impact of a similar nature could cause a serious collapse.
- Heiferlaw defended settlement: Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
- Romano-British settlement and field system, 100 metres south and east of Jenny’s Lantern – Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems. Principal Vunerability: Bracken
- Romano-British enclosed settlement, 800 metres north west of East Bolton – Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems. Principal Vunerability: Plant growth