Brighton Pavilion Gardens ‘at risk’ from litter bins

Brighton Pavilion Gardens are among the new entries in Historic England’s Buildings At Risk Register published today, along with Little Dorrit’s church, the world’s oldest gasholder and an 18th century Suffolk smock mill.

But among the 387 entries that have been removed from the list are Turner’s Twickenham home, now restored, a one-time atomic bomb sore and a toll house.

The gasholder at Fulham Gasworks was built in 1830, and St George the Martyr church in Bermondsey next to the former Marshalsea debtors’ prison which is the setting for much of Dickens’s Little Dorrit. Both have been added to the list along with the Royal Pavilion Gardens, designed by John Nash but increasingly defaced by fencing, litter bins, signage and lighting over the last 30 years.

“Across England, thousands of fascinating buildings and places full of history are still at risk and in need of rescue” said Historic England’s chief executive, Duncan Wilson. “There is much work to do to secure their future. The historic environment has a profound impact on our culture and identity as well as our economy, both locally and nationally, and it’s irreplaceable.”

328 heritage buildings have been added to the register this year, making a total of 5,290 officially at risk.

 

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