English Heritage – Paull Holme Tower on ‘at risk’ register!

Paull Holme Tower

ENGLISH HERITAGE has published its English Heritage ‘at-risk’ register 2011 (PDF) for Yorkshire and the Humber. Of local interest is the continued appearance on the register of ancient Grade I listed monument Paull Holme Tower.

The Tower continues to be regarded as a Priority A building which means it is at:

“Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed.”

Paull Holme Tower is designated a Grade I listed building because it is of ‘special architectural or historic interest’. It is a Scheduled Monument (SM) which signifies that it is of “national importance” and is part of a wider Conservation Area (CA).

English Heritage and the Tower owner, Simon Taylor, are currently in discussion over plans to save the monument from further deterioration.

The headline points to note from the rest of the Yorkshire and Humber Register report are:

  • 10 priority sites have been identified where English Heritage will focus its resources. The sites are in North, West and South Yorkshire
  • 58% of the buildings at risk on the 1999 register have been saved
  • 26.7% of Scheduled Monuments (701 buildings)  are at risk in the region
  • £687,000 was offered in grants to 13 sites listed on the 2010 register.

For more information on Heritage at Risk:

visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/risk

About the Author

Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (photo by Neil Holmes) is a former community development manager but now describes himself as a beat-blogger or citizen-journalist. Ray lives in Hedon and also edits the Hedon Blog and is the Hedon correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

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