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English Heritage List 20 Historical Kent Buildings at Risk of Decay

English Heritage List 20 Historical Kent Buildings at Risk of Decay

27th October 2014

English Heritage has recently released a list of historical buildings in Kent which are at risk of decay. All 20 buildings are places of worship and include 13 grade I, four grade II and three grade II buildings.

Included on the list are:

  • St Dunstan's Church in Cranbrook – this building has been the victim of vandalism
  • St Peter and St Paul Church in Ospringe - slowly decaying and suffering from damp
  • The Church of St Peter in Folkestone - deteriorating condition of stonework and a roof in need of repairs

On a more positive note, three buildings (also churches) have been removed from the register this year. These include: the Church of St Mary and St Eanswythe in Folkestone, the Church of St Mary in Sundridge and the Church of St Mary in Westwell.

A prehistoric site in Birchington has also been removed from the register this year after a nearby farmer agreed to change the method of ploughing in this area. The archaeological site of Baker’s Hole, a Palaeolithic site at Ebbsfleet, is also making good progress.

Planning and Conservation Director for English Heritage in the South East, Dr Andy Brown said: "We’ve seen great progress this year at important sites like Pelham Arcade in Hastings and Dreamland in Margate. ..There’s still a lot for us and our partners to do in order to preserve the historic buildings and places in the South East for future generations.”