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Two Lincolnshire churches added to English Heritage At Risk Register

By East Lindsey Target  |  Posted: October 17, 2012

All Saints' Church at Gautby, nea Horncastle, has been added to the English Heritage At Risk Register

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TWO historic churches in East Lindsey have been added to this year's heritage at risk register.

All Saints' Church at Gautby near Horncastle and St Helen's Church at Biscathorpe near Louth have been added to the register which is compiled by English Heritage to highlight sites which are at risk of being lost.

The churches are among 12 buildings across the district which are on the register.

St Helen's Church at Biscathorpe was built in 1847 and only has occasional services, including the popular harvest thanks giving service.

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According to the register, the roof is leaking and has other damage.

All Saints' Church at Gautby also has a leaking roof and fundraising efforts are being made to raise money for it's repair.

Other buildings on this year's register include Friskney Methodist Chapel which is showing signs of deterioration, St Margaret's Church at Keddington, St Benedict's Church at Candlesby, a former rectory in High Street, Coningsby and Revesby Abbey and stable yard.

The brick tower on the moor at Woodhall Spa and the Roman wall remains in Horncastle are also included in the register.

The register has also determined that conservation areas in Horncastle, Alford, Binbrook, Tattershall, Hundleby and Wainfleet All Saint's and St Mary's are also at risk due to deterioration.

Anthony Streeten, Planning and Conservation Director for the East Midlands, said: "We launched the first ever Buildings at Risk Register in 1998. We have expanded it over the years to include archaeology, monuments, gardens, conservation areas, places of worship, wrecks and battlefields. Now, with the economic climate putting more pressure than ever on Grade II buildings, it's time to plug the one remaining gap."

English Heritage is looking for people to take part in pilot projects that will explore options for expanding the Heritage at Risk programme to include all grade II listed buildings.

For more information and details on how to apply visit


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