THE BRIGHTON Hippodrome remains one of the historic sites in Brighton and Hove at risk of being lost forever.

A total of 18 sites across the city feature on the Heritage at Risk Register.

Published by Heritage England, the list is used by national and local government to identify structures which are in need of protection in a bid to secure their future.

In Sussex, three sites have been added to the register - William Blake’s old Grade II listed cottage in Felpham, Bognor, Christchurch Church in St Leonards and Church of St Thomas and the English Martyrs in Hastings.

Across the whole of the South East, 20 sites have been saved and 15 sites have been added to this year’s list.

Here is a list of the 18 sites in Brighton and Hove that remain on the Heritage at Risk Register:

Brighton Hippodrome

The Argus: The Brighton Hippodrome

Condition: Very bad

Originally am ice rink built in 1896, the building was converted to a hippodrome in 1901.

The ornate plasterwork to the auditorium is particularly at risk.

A new private owner has acquired the building and completed much needed urgent repair works.

Historic England and Brighton and Hove City Council are engaged in pre-application discussions about further repairs to the building and potential uses.

Madeira Terrace, Brighton (lift tower and related buildings)

Condition: Very bad

The 850-metres of cast iron arches known as Madeira Terrace is in a very poor and deteriorating condition.

Its structural stability is a serious concern causing the 170-plus bays to be closed off to the public.

Brighton and Hove City Council has appointed a design team to develop options for the first phase of the restoration works.

53 Brunswick Square, Hove

Condition: Poor

The Grade I listed building is largely vacant. The rear elevation and outbuildings are in poor condition and parts of the building are not habitable.

Urgent works have been carried to make the building weather and water tight, but full repairs are still required and there is no long-term solution in place.

The West Pier, Brighton

The Argus: The West Pier

Condition: Very bad

The West Pier was designed by Eugenius Birch and opened in 1866.

Historic England has declared its view that the combination of significant damage and cost of repair make restoration from public funds uneconomic.

In 2013, the eastern side of the structure collapsed following cold weather conditions, and in 2014, further main supports on the eastern side were washed away.

Marlborough House, Brighton

Condition: Poor

The house was built in 1765 and remodelled in 1786 by Robert Adam.

Some repair and restoration work has been carried out including to plaster walls and ceilings.

There have been more recent discussions about potential new uses for the building.

Church of St Patrick, Hove

Condition: Poor

The church, which has problems with high level roofing and gutters, is closed, but in use by the YMCA as a night shelter for the homeless.

The future use of this church is uncertain.

Saltdean Lido

The Argus: Saltdean Lido

Condition: Poor

While the pool is open, the building remains largely closed and requires extensive concrete repairs and general upgrading.

The Saltdean Community Interest Company has a 60 year lease and has submitted planning and listed building consent for its repair and reuse.

Major funding has been awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Coastal Communities, Social Investment in Business funds, and Brighton and Hove City Council.

Church of All Saints, Hove

Condition: Poor

The late Victorian sandstone ashlar church had repairs to a leaking roof over the north aisle and organ carried out in 2013.

Recent works included emergency stone repairs to the window mullions and significant repairs to the upper levels of the north-east and south-east towers.

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Brighton

Condition: Very bad

The late Victoria building underwent recent emergency repair works.

They included work on the brickwork, masonry and roofs, and were funded by Covid-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Grants.

The Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton

The Argus: The Royal Pavilion Gardens

Condition: Extensive significant problems

Restored in 1990, high levels of visitor use and recreational pressure affect the garden's condition and distinctiveness.

According to Heritage England, the sites vulnerability is high.

Church of St Peter, Brighton

Condition: Poor

Designed by Sir Charles Barry and built between 1824 and 1828, the church has had various spells of repair woks to its tower and roof.

Further phases of work are planned for the building, including some possible redevelopment work.

East Cliff, Brighton

Condition: Very bad

The conservation area is described as “deteriorating” by Heritage England.

Church of St Paul, Brighton

Condition: Poor

The church was designed by Richard Cromwell Carpenter in 1846.

Large fragments of stone and flint have fallen from the tower, which is adjacent to a busy shopping street.

Benfield Barn, Brighton

Condition: Very bad

The Grade II listed conservation area is described as “deteriorating” by Heritage England.

Benfield Barn is the city's smallest conservation area.

Old Town, Brighton

Condition: Very bad

The conservation area is “improving”, according to Heritage England – but still remains on the At Risk Register.

Queen's Park, Brighton

Condition: Poor

The park hosts a wildlife garden planted by a local herbalist and a pond at its centre.

However, the conservation area is deteriorating.

Sackville Gardens, Hove

Condition: Poor

The conservation area, which was built on allotment land in the late 19th century, is described as “deteriorating”.

Valley Gardens, Brighton

Condition: Very bad

The conservation area is made up of tall, mostly late-18th-century houses.

Heritage England says the site is “improving”.