71 historic South West sites at risk of being lost forever

    Agaton Fort in Ernesettle (Image: Google Maps)

    Historic England has today published a list of the sites that have been added to the Heritage at Risk Register

    71 sites have been added to the Heritage at Risk Register in the South West.

    Historic England says it is a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development.

    They say that looking after and investing in these places can help with our economic recovery and support community resilience.

    Over the last year, 53 buildings and sites in our region were saved including Plymouth's Elizabethan House, which was repaired for the Mayflower's 400th anniversary.

    In this time, Historic England has offered £1.58 million in grants to help some of the region's best loved and most important historic sites.

    They say "this year has been challenging" but that these places have also provided an anchor for local communities during these uncertain times.

    The historic sites at risk in Plymouth include:

    • Church of St Mary and All Saints, Plymstock
    • Agaton Fort, Ernesettle
    • South Saw Mills, South Yard, HM Naval Base
    • Academy Theatre and Great Western Hotel, Stonehouse
    • Boringdon Arch, Plymbridge Road
    • South Smithery, South Yard, HM Naval Base
    • The coastal fortifications of Drake's Island
    • Melville Building, Royal William Yard
    • Fort Bovisand, Wembury
    • Fort Stamford
    • Plympton Castle
    • Efford Fort and Efford Emplacement
    • Oddfellows Hall, Devonport
    • Woodland Fort, Crownhill
    • Amphitheatre in ground of Saltram House
    • Old Cooperage, Royal William Yard
    • Eggbuckland Keep
    • Knowle Battery
    • Lee Moor Tramway Bridge
    • Laira Battery
    • Laira Emplacement
    • Plympton Priory
    • Stonehouse Manor Wall
    • Austin Fort and section of Military Road

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