BaR News Roundup - February 2022
Blackborough Hall, Devon
This month we'll be focussing on buildings at risk across the South West, with news already in that Blackborough Hall in Devon, an early Victorian grade II listed Italianate mansion, finally has a restoration plan in place. With a long history of gradual decline, permission for conversion to a single residence plus two apartments within the footprint of the hall has now been granted.
With a long history of gradual decline, the hall was on the market for sale in 2020 after a failed application for conversion to a hotel, with enabling development. Permission for conversion to a single residence plus two apartments within the footprint of the hall has now been granted, and we will be following this story with interest.
Tonedale Mills, Somerset
In another long-running case, Somerset West and Taunton Council have just served an Urgent Works Notice for repair work to be carried out to one part of the massive grade II* listed Tonedale Mills site near Wellington in Somerset. This welcome intervention follows a series of actions the council has taken on the site over the last couple of years to ensure the proper care of and an overall plan for this landmark site.
Scalegill Hall Farm, Cumbria
We have also objected to plans submitted by the owner of grade II Listed Scalegill Hall near Whitehaven in Cumbria, to demolish the historic barn and adjoining farm buildings around the hall. Further details on these buildings can be found here.
SAVE Friends and Saviours can send in updates or recent photos of any buildings on the register can send them to us using the Boost the BaR function by clicking on the button at the foot of each entry. Contributions from the South West are particularly encouraged during February.
We are always looking for contributions from our supporters to help enrich the BaR Register. Please do also continue to help us build an accurate picture of buildings at risk around the country by sending us new nominations. Details of what we are looking for and how to contribute to our work can be found here or by contacting our Buildings at Risk Officer, Liz Fuller at email@example.com.