Historic England – Dec ’23

Historic England has just published their 25th ‘Heritage at Risk’ Register. This annual list gives a snapshot of the health of England’s valued historic buildings and places.

Over the past year, 159 historic buildings and sites have been added to the Register, while 203 sites have been rescued and their futures secured.

One of the buildings which is in the Chronicle distribution area mentioned is

Church of St John the Baptist, King’s Norton – Harborough The entry reads:-

Church in the Gothic Revival style. Built 1757-75 by John Wing the Younger of Leicester for William Fortrey, the Squire of King’s Norton. Nave and chancel under one roof. The roof covering is in poor condition and is nearing the end of its life. Renewal is required. Rainwater goods are generally in fair condition but where there have been historic blockages to downpipes this has accelerated cramp damage in the stonework. Some repointing of stonework and some minor stonework repairs are required. The parapet pinnacles are suffering from cramp damage and are also in need of repair.

Historic England’s 25th Annual ‘Heritage at Risk’ Register