Six new buildings are put on Brighton and Hove's ‘in danger’ list

Six new buildings are put on Brighton and Hove's ‘in danger’ list

St Augustine's Church is now in danger of falling down

Brighton Hippodrome in Middle Street, Brighton, where The Beatles once performed

The former Brighton Post Office

First published in News by , Assistant News Editor

A prominent Brighton church is one of six buildings to be added to a list of those in danger of falling down.

Large fragments of stone and flint have fallen from the tower of St Paul’s Church, next to West Street, according to the updated list.

The register is annually reviewed by Brighton and Hove City Council using standards from English Heritage to highlight buildings in the city in need of serious attention.

The local authority then orders property owners to repair their buildings or does the work itself and claims back the costs.

Daily services are still held at St Paul’s, which dates from the 1840s, but officers said the tower suffers from “maintenance problems”.

The building is already on English Heritage’s at risk register.

Redevelopment proposed

St Augustine’s Church in Stanford Avenue has also been added to the list, where the details of a planning permission are waiting to be finalised so the building can be redeveloped into a community hall and homes.

The building and adjoining hall are both leaking after lead was stolen from the buildings’ roofs.

The former post office in Ship Street, now derelict and recently occupied by squatters, 67 Preston Street, 19th century stables under threat of demolition in Stone Street and 19 and 20 The Square have also been added to the list.

Three buildings which were on last year’s register have been recommended to be taken off the list – The Attree Garden Temple in Tower Road, 19 Brunswick Place and The Old Reading Room in Kemp Town.

The six new listings bring the number of buildings on the register to 16, which includes Brighton’s Hippodrome, the Astoria Theatre and the well house at Preston Manor.

What buildings do you think need renovating? Write to kimberly.middleton@theargus.co.uk.

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4:02pm Fri 1 Mar 13

BiggerH says...

yeah - my heart bleeds for the poor impverished Church - aren't they the biggest land owner in the UK?

Best they mortgage a few churches to pay for essential repairs like the rest of us
yeah - my heart bleeds for the poor impverished Church - aren't they the biggest land owner in the UK? Best they mortgage a few churches to pay for essential repairs like the rest of us BiggerH
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11:22am Sat 2 Mar 13

fredflintstone1 says...

Is this system working? It would appear not.

The Council owns Preston Manor, doesn't it? So why is the Well House on the list?

Don't the Greens have any respect for the city's heritage and their legal obligations?
Is this system working? It would appear not. The Council owns Preston Manor, doesn't it? So why is the Well House on the list? Don't the Greens have any respect for the city's heritage and their legal obligations? fredflintstone1
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12:09pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Revchristy says...

BiggerH wrote:
yeah - my heart bleeds for the poor impverished Church - aren't they the biggest land owner in the UK?

Best they mortgage a few churches to pay for essential repairs like the rest of us
BiggerH seems to have a very small understanding of how church works in the 21st century. A small group of church people did get a mortgage over 4 years ago and cannot get planning permission to bring this church back to its former Glory, it will take £1.2 million that goes on to our bill.
[quote][p][bold]BiggerH[/bold] wrote: yeah - my heart bleeds for the poor impverished Church - aren't they the biggest land owner in the UK? Best they mortgage a few churches to pay for essential repairs like the rest of us[/p][/quote]BiggerH seems to have a very small understanding of how church works in the 21st century. A small group of church people did get a mortgage over 4 years ago and cannot get planning permission to bring this church back to its former Glory, it will take £1.2 million that goes on to our bill. Revchristy
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