Historic Environment

Buildings at Risk

English Heritage, with the assistance of Local Authorities, publishes an annual Register of Buildings at Risk. This brings together information on all the Grade I and II* Listed Buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments (those above ground structures) known to be ‘at risk‘ through neglect and decay, or vulnerable to becoming so.

Gosport Railway Station

Inclusion in this register is not intended to criticise owners of the buildings, but to focus attention on them to seek solutions for their future well being.

Chest tomb, St Peter on the Green, Froxfield

However, most of the Listed Buildings in England (approximately 90%) are Grade II, and so are not covered by this register.

Local Planning Authorities (District Councils) are encouraged to undertake their own surveys of historic buildings and identify those at risk and this information is made available for inclusion in the AHBR.

Barn, Alresford, before repair

In the past, Hampshire County Council, in conjunction with the local planning authorities, published its own ‘Threatened Historic Buildings Register’, which included Grade I, II* and II Listed Buildings, and the Historic Buildings 2005 Register is currently available.