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Historic sites across Stamford, Bourne and Rutland appear in a register of buildings at risk which was compiled by Historic England




Nearly 20 historic sites across Stamford, Bourne and Rutland are at risk of being lost or falling into disrepair.

The locations - a mix of churches, conservation areas, significant buildings and archaeological sites - feature on the Heritage at Risk Register created by Historic England.

The list aims to raise awareness of the plight of these important sites.

St Lawrence Church, Tallington
St Lawrence Church, Tallington

However, being on the register is only the first step and the sites now need support from the community to avoid being lost for future generations.

Ian George, historic places manager at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “There is not funding to save specific buildings. This is about raising the profile of locally distinctive heritage assets and features at this stage.

“We need to pay more attention to these features of our local towns and villages because they are the most vulnerable and are likely to be lost.

All Saints' Church, Dunsby
All Saints' Church, Dunsby

“Inevitably people don’t tend to miss things until they have gone or put at risk. We want to prevent this from happening.”

Mr George said the council may look to use new planning powers to add sites of local significance to the list.

Historic England spokesman Ben Robinson said: “The register is an important means by which we can get a clear picture of what’s happening with sites of national interest that, for various reasons, are at risk of being lost or significantly damaged.

“We welcome all parties involved in these sites, from owners to local authorities to heritage supporters, to work with Historic England to help restore these special places to their rightful state.”

Sites included on the list are:

Old Hall, Exton Park

St Andrew's Church, Glaston

St Peter's Church, Horninghold

St Nicholas' Church, Bulwick

The Barn, Wothorpe Towers

Greyfriars Gate, Stamford

St Lawrence's Church, Tallington

St Michael and All Angels' Church, Edenham

St Andrew's Church, Haconby

All Saints Church, Dunsby

Settlements at Deeping St Nicholas, Rippingale Running Dike and Long Drove, Uffington, Greatford and Dowsby Drain

The full map and levels of risk are available to view online at: www.historicengland.org.uk



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