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Last Updated: Friday, 18 July, 2003, 13:57 GMT 14:57 UK
Endangered buildings in the West
Arnos Vale [photo courtesy of English Heritage]
Arnos Vale is a candidate for restoration
Ten buildings from the West have been added to English Heritage's endangered list, bringing the total to more than 100 in the region.

New listings include the Orangery at Tyntesfield, North Somerset and the church of St Giles at the deserted MoD village of Imber in Wiltshire.

The Hospital of St John in Spitalgate Lane, Cirencester and the Gatehouse at Cothelstone Manor, Somerset are also listed.

All the buildings feature in the charity's Buildings at Risk (BAT) Register 2003, revealed on Friday.

In conjunction with the list, BBC2 has launched Restoration, where viewers vote for the chance to decide which buildings in their area they want saved

New listings in the West
St Thomas a Beckett Church, Pensford
Orangery, Tyntesfield
Brandy Bottom Colliery, Pucklechurch
Hospital of St John, Cirencester
Manor House Farm, Meare
Westonzoyland Pumping Station
Gatehouse at Cothelstone Manor
West Luccombe Packhorse Bridge
Ironstone Mine Ventilation Shaft, Chargot Wood, Luxborough
St Giles, Imber

Restoration will highlight 30 buildings in peril, including two from the West: the Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol, and the Whitfield Tabernacle chapel in south Gloucestershire.

Arnos Vale is a Victorian cemetery that was recently threatened with closure, but is currently in the process of being bought and restored by the city council after a sustained local campaign.

Whitfields Tabernacle in Kingswood was built in 1741, but has not been used for worship for many years.

A feasibility study had been commissioned to consider alternative uses, and a trust set up after a recent fire.

The BAT Register forms the core of Restoration, which will be screened on BBC Two from early August.

Celebrity advocates will argue why the historic gems are worthy of being chosen, as they did in last year's Great Britons TV series.


SEE ALSO:
Viewers vote to save heritage
18 Jul 03  |  Entertainment
TV vote for "at risk" buildings
18 Jul 03  |  England
Trust fund to save historic cemetery
02 Jul 03  |  Bristol/Somerset
Fears for listed buildings
04 Jun 03  |  Northern Ireland


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