Search is launched for Northumberland’s most at-risk buildings

The former Methodist Chapel in Hartlepool, in last year's Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings.

The former Methodist Chapel in Hartlepool, in last year's Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings.

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People are being asked for their help in the hunt for the region’s most endangered buildings.

The Victorian Society is seeking nominations for its top 10 most endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

Appearing in the Victorian Society’s Top Ten list draws attention to a building’s plight and can help save it. Individuals, organisations and campaign groups are invited to name the buildings and structures that are most at risk in their local area – whether from demolition, neglect or inappropriate redevelopment. Buildings must have been built between 1837 and 1914.

Buildings in the North East to have featured in the Society’s Top Ten include Hartlepool’s former Wesley Chapel.

Christopher Costelloe, director of the Victorian Society, said: “All over the country fine examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture face neglect, demolition or unsympethic re-development.

“We want the public to be our eyes and ears and nominate the Victorian and Edwardian buildings we are most at risk of losing.

“Whether it’s a school building, an empty pub, a redundant chapel or a neglected but impressive feat of engineering, make sure you tell us about it so we can try to save them.”

To nominate a building, contact the Victorian Society via email media@victoriansociety.org.uk, Twitter @thevicsoc, Facebook facebook.com/thevicsoc or post to 1 Priory Gardens, London W4 1TT) with brief details of the building(s). Nominations close on Monday, July 1.

All the buildings nominated will be considered by the Society’s architecture and conservation experts before the 2015 list of the Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings in England and Wales is announced.