A SUSSEX church is among the top ten most endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales.

The Victorian Society has revealed the list following a national appeal for nominations, and All Souls Church in Hastings finds itself in the top ten and the building is in real risk of being lost if action is not taken.

Chris Costelloe, director of the Victorian Society, said: “Once again the number of nominations from the public has demonstrated that it cares about preserving Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

“Those we selected for the top ten are those in the most urgent need of help now, but they also illustrate the problems faced by many more buildings around the country.

“As the economy recovers, it is vital that owners and local authorities redouble their efforts to find new uses for these buildings. Victorian and Edwardian architecture makes a huge contribution to the character of places people live in and love.

“The fact that the Grade II*-listed All Souls Church in Hastings is facing outright demolition is truly shocking and would set a dangerous precedent.

“Once these buildings are gone they are lost forever.”