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Buildings at risk in Cornwall

The Cornish Buildings Group are leading a three-year Historic England/ Cornwall Heritage Trust grant funded project to identify and campaign for Cornish buildings at risk.


Newsletter No.21 Chapels

A three-year project led by the Cornish Buildings Group and supported by Historic England and the Cornwall Heritage Trust, commenced in September 2020. The funding supports a case officer in order to help identify and monitor buildings at risk and seek solutions for neglected, redundant or derelict listed buildings and unlisted buildings For Sale –Continue reading “Newsletter No.21 Chapels”

New book showcases 50 years of the Cornish Buildings Group

The Cornish Buildings Group have a proud record of encouraging good design as well as opposing the destruction of the historic environment, no easy task in a county that was slow to appreciate its architectural and buildings heritage, some of the former District Councils not appointing conservation officers until the 1990s. Peter beacham ‘buildings ofContinue reading “New book showcases 50 years of the Cornish Buildings Group”

Five years on! Do we really care about our industrial heritage?

Above Great Wheal Busy, Chacewater, described by Historic England, as ‘…a remarkably well surviving example of this type building and is perhaps one of the largest blacksmith’s workshops in the country’. In 2017 our ‘Welcome to Dilapidated Cornwall‘ press release was picked up by several media streams. The release opened Eager visitors to Cornwall whoContinue reading “Five years on! Do we really care about our industrial heritage?”

Newsletter No.20. Prevention is better than Cure

A three-year project led by the Cornish Buildings Group and supported by Historic England and the Cornwall Heritage Trust, commenced in September 2020. The funding supports a case officer in order to help identify and monitor buildings at risk and seek solutions for neglected, redundant or derelict listed buildings and unlisted buildings. In this editionContinue reading “Newsletter No.20. Prevention is better than Cure”

Newsletter No.19. Updates on buildings at risk.

A three-year project led by the Cornish Buildings Group and supported by Historic England and the Cornwall Heritage Trust, commenced in September 2020. The funding supports a case officer in order to help identify and monitor buildings at risk and seek solutions for neglected, redundant or derelict listed buildings and unlisted buildings. There has beenContinue reading “Newsletter No.19. Updates on buildings at risk.”

Group announces top 15 buildings at risk in Cornwall

A three-year project led by the Cornish Buildings Group and supported by Historic England and the Cornwall Heritage Trust, commenced in September 2020. The funding supports a case officer in order to help identify and monitor buildings at risk and seek solutions for neglected, redundant or derelict listed buildings and unlisted buildings. The Cornish BuildingsContinue reading “Group announces top 15 buildings at risk in Cornwall”

The Remodelling of Penzance Market House,1922-1925

by Linda Camidge The Greek Revival style Market House was built between 1836 and 1838, its architect was the District Surveyor for Bristol, William Harris. Yet, by the early 20th century much needed repairs and increased traffic load around the narrow Penzance streets forced the local authority to consider drastic changes to the building –Continue reading “The Remodelling of Penzance Market House,1922-1925”

Falmouth School of Art

by Prof. Mike Jenks, Dip.Arch.(Oxford), PhD, FRSA. Chairman, Falmouth Civic Society A application to list the Old Art School, Arwenack Avenue, Falmouth, was rejected by Historic England on 6 November 2019. The Initial Assessment Report noted Although possessing some claims to interest, the former Falmouth School of Art does not meet the criteria for listing.Continue reading “Falmouth School of Art”

Newsletter 18 Extra Buildings at risk in the news

A three-year project led by the Cornish Buildings Group and supported by Historic England and the Cornwall Heritage Trust, commenced in September 2020. The funding supports a case officer in order to help identify and monitor buildings at risk and seek solutions for neglected, redundant or derelict listed buildings and unlisted buildings. Private Eye OurContinue reading “Newsletter 18 Extra Buildings at risk in the news”

Newsletter No.18

July 2022 A three-year project led by the Cornish Buildings Group and supported by Historic England and the Cornwall Heritage Trust, commenced in September 2020. The funding supports a case officer in order to help identify and monitor buildings at risk and seek solutions for neglected, redundant or derelict listed buildings and unlisted buildings. TheContinue reading “Newsletter No.18”

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