Progress as buildings once deemed ‘at risk’ are removed from Historic England register

All Saints Church in Buckworth

All Saints Church in Buckworth - Credit: Archant

A trio of protected buildings in Huntingdonshire have been removed from Historic England’s ‘Heritage at Risk Register’ after action was taken to save them.

Church of St Thomas, in Ramsey St Mary.

Church of St Thomas, in Ramsey St Mary. - Credit: Archant

Grade I listed buildings, the Parish Church of St Nicholas, in Glatton, and Church of All Saints, in Grafham, and the Grade II* listed Church of All Saints, in Buckworth, are no longer rated as being ‘at risk’.

The churches in Grafham and Buckworth received grant funding to alleviate their problems while the custodians of St Nicholas Church carried out a series of repairs.

However, up to 10 buildings and scheduled ancient monuments remain in urgent need of action in the district, including the Church of St Thomas, in Ramsey, and Great Gransden Windmill.

Historic England published its Heritage at Risk Register for the East of England last week, providing an overview of the region’s historic environment.

Greg Luton, planning director for Historic England in the East of England said: “This year’s national register gives us the most complete overview of the state of our nation’s heritage to date.

“We know barrows are more at risk than any other type of heritage nationally but we also know it’s a different story depending on where you are in the East of England. “Historic mills help characterise our region and make it special, and are one of the types of heritage sites most at risk. If they’re lost, then a sense of an important part of the history of the East of England is lost too. Together, we aim to safeguard our most precious places and buildings for future generations.”

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In Cambridgeshire, five sites have been added to the register this year including four Fenland conservation areas – Chatteris, March, Whittlesey, Bowthorpe.

Over the coming year, Historic England will be working with councils to address common problems such as vacant and deteriorating buildings.