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Sites in Long Sutton, Fleet, Gosberton, Crowland and Spalding are on at risk register




More than 20 historic sites across south Lincolnshire 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 Historic England’s ‘Heritage At Risk register’.

The register aims to raise awareness of the plight of important sites - and includes Long Sutton’s conservation area, Broad Street Methodist Church and an old office block in Low Fulney that contains medieval monastic ruins.

Long Sutton market place. (13021968)
Long Sutton market place. (13021968)

However, being on the register is only the first step - and sites now need support from the community to avoid them 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 do indeed 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.

“Inevitably people don’t tend to miss things until they have gone or put at risk. We want to prevent this from happening. The first step will be to ensure all these features are recorded on the Historic Environment Record.”

Mr George said the council may look to use new planning powers to add sites of local significance to the list - with the likes of the former Johnson Hospital in Spalding and Bull Hotel in Long Sutton missing from Historic England’s register.

Ben Robinson, Historic England’s partnerships team leader in the Midlands, said: “The Heritage At Risk 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.

“We are already working in different areas of Lincolnshire, and we are committed to helping the county enjoy its wonderful heritage.”

What areas are at risk

Conservation areas

Gedney Dawsmere - condition ‘very bad’, vulnerability ‘high’

Long Sutton - condition ‘very bad’, vulnerability ‘medium’

Kirton - condition ‘poor’, vulnerability ‘high’

Churches

Church of All Saints, Fosdyke - condition ‘poor’

Church of Holy Trinity, Gedney Hill - condition ‘poor’

Church of St Mary Magdalen, Fleet - condition ‘poor’

Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding - condition ‘poor’

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Gosberton - condition ‘poor’

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Church Lane, Algarkirk - condition ‘poor’

Church of St Swithin, Bicker - condition ‘poor’

Significant buildings

Sneaths Mill, Lutton Gowts, Lutton - condition ‘poor’

Old office block of Land Settlement Association, Mallard Road, Low Fulney - condition ‘very bad’

Crowland Manor, East Street, Crowland - condition ‘very bad’

Archaeological sites

Settlement north east of Whitebread Farm, Crowland - condition ‘extensive significant problems’

Settlement south east of Lower Delgate Farm, Weston - condition ‘extensive problems’

Settlement north of The Parks, Deeping St. Nicholas - condition ‘extensive significant problems’

Settlement south west of The Parks, Deeping St. Nicholas - condition ‘extensive significant problems’

Settlement between Long Drove and Dowsby Drain, Rippingale - condition ‘extensive significant problems’

Settlement between Rippingale Running Dike and Long Drove - condition ‘extensive significant problems’

Roman site, Priors Meadow, Deeping St. James - condition ‘extensive significant problems’

Bronze Age saltern, Billingborough - condition ‘generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems’

Church of All Saints, Dunsby - condition ‘poor’

Church of St Andrew, Haconby - condition ‘poor’

Conservation areas

Gedney Dawsmere - condition ‘very bad’, vulnerability ‘high’

Long Sutton - condition ‘very bad’, vulnerability ‘medium’

Kirton - condition ‘poor’, vulnerability ‘high’

Churches

Church of All Saints, Fosdyke - condition ‘poor’

Church of Holy Trinity, Gedney Hill - condition ‘poor’

Church of St Mary Magdalen, Fleet - condition ‘poor’

Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding - condition ‘poor’

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Gosberton - condition ‘poor’

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Church Lane, Algarkirk - condition ‘poor’

Church of St Swithin, Bicker - condition ‘poor’

Significant buildings

Sneaths Mill, Lutton Gowts, Lutton - condition ‘poor’

Old office block of Land Settlement Association, Mallard Road, Low Fulney - condition ‘very bad’

Crowland Manor, East Street, Crowland - condition ‘very bad’

Archaeological sites

Settlement north east of Whitebread Farm, Crowland - condition ‘extensive significant problems’

Settlement south east of Lower Delgate Farm, Weston - condition ‘extensive problems’

Settlement north of The Parks, Deeping St. Nicholas - condition ‘extensive significant problems’

Settlement south west of The Parks, Deeping St. Nicholas - condition ‘extensive significant problems’

Settlement between Long Drove and Dowsby Drain, Rippingale - condition ‘extensive significant problems’

Settlement between Rippingale Running Dike and Long Drove - condition ‘extensive significant problems’

Roman site, Priors Meadow, Deeping St. James - condition ‘extensive significant problems’

Bronze Age saltern, Billingborough - condition ‘generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems’

Church of All Saints, Dunsby - condition ‘poor’

Church of St Andrew, Haconby - condition ‘poor’



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