Listed buildings at risk - Listed buildings at risk

Grade I and II* buildings are monitored annually by Historic England and those buildings that are considered to be at risk are entered onto a National Buildings at Risk Register.

However, due to the lack of monitoring of Grade II listed buildings which make up the majority of listed buildings in Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire County Council conducted their own survey of Bassetlaw and all other districts in Nottinghamshire to produce the Nottinghamshire Register of Buildings at Risk.

The Register has recently been updated by Bassetlaw District Council.

Why do Buildings Become ‘at risk?’

Buildings may become at risk for a number of reasons:

  • Lack of maintenance can lead to the rapid decline of decay and structural deterioration of a building;
  • Redundancy – many buildings within Bassetlaw, particularly agricultural buildings have become redundant because they are now too small to accommodate modern farm machinery and farming methods.
  • Owners – one of the most common reasons for a building to become at risk. Often owners are oblivious to problems or have neither the will nor the means to rectify problems. However, inclusion on the list should not be regarded as a criticism of all owners as many are actively seeking ways to secure their future.
  • Location – this can often be detrimental to buildings; locations in unattractive areas eg. busy areas or those that fall into industrial areas can become ‘blighted’.
  • Economic climate of an area, lack of investment and maintenance regime leading to subsequent deterioration.
  • Catastrophic events such as fire damage or vandalism can destroy the fabric of buildings.

 

 


Last Updated on Friday, July 26, 2019

Grade I and II* buildings are monitored annually by Historic England and those buildings that are considered to be at risk are entered onto a National Buildings at Risk Register.

However, due to the lack of monitoring of Grade II listed buildings which make up the majority of listed buildings in Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire County Council conducted their own survey of Bassetlaw and all other districts in Nottinghamshire to produce the Nottinghamshire Register of Buildings at Risk.

The Register has recently been updated by Bassetlaw District Council.

Why do Buildings Become ‘at risk?’

Buildings may become at risk for a number of reasons:

  • Lack of maintenance can lead to the rapid decline of decay and structural deterioration of a building;
  • Redundancy – many buildings within Bassetlaw, particularly agricultural buildings have become redundant because they are now too small to accommodate modern farm machinery and farming methods.
  • Owners – one of the most common reasons for a building to become at risk. Often owners are oblivious to problems or have neither the will nor the means to rectify problems. However, inclusion on the list should not be regarded as a criticism of all owners as many are actively seeking ways to secure their future.
  • Location – this can often be detrimental to buildings; locations in unattractive areas eg. busy areas or those that fall into industrial areas can become ‘blighted’.
  • Economic climate of an area, lack of investment and maintenance regime leading to subsequent deterioration.
  • Catastrophic events such as fire damage or vandalism can destroy the fabric of buildings.

Last Updated on Friday, July 26, 2019