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English Heritage names 'buildings at risk'

English Heritage has placed 18 properties in SE1 on its latest Buildings at Risk register.

Cardinal's Wharf on Bankside
Cardinal's Wharf (left)

Included on the list are a shop in Borough Market and a 17th-century house in Bermondsey Street.

The largest cluster of 'at risk' buildings are around St George's Circus and on both sides of London Road where there are Georgian houses belonging to London South Bank University. A schedule of urgent works has been issued for the Duke of Clarence pub.

Also highlighted in Bermondsey are several tombs in St Mary Magdalen churchyard and the Tanner Street Park drinking fountain which is the 1738 top to the tower of the demolished St Olave's, Tooley Street.

The report raises concerns about Union Works, a 19th-century workshop and engineeering works in New Globe Walk which was recently used for exhibitions but is currently vacant.

The clock tower of the former church in Trinity Church Square is described as needing "extensive repair". Concern is also expressed concerning the condition of the railings, walls and gates of the former St Mary's Church, now the Museum of Garden History, next to Lambeth Palace.

Kehoe's, the early 18th-century house with warehouse in Borough Market's Stoney Street, appears on the list following the cancellation of a proposed scheme for the three storey building.

The former St Thomas' Church in St Thomas' Street remains on the register as only the first of three phases of work has been completed.

However, several buildings on the list are already being restored including Cardinal's Wharf which features in Gillian Tindall's book House by the Thames, St Jude's in St George's Road and a house in Bermondsey Square. Work is shortly to begin converting the chapel in Borough Road into a medical centre.

The Register, published annually, brings together information on all Grade I and II listed buildings known to English Heritage to be ‘at risk' through neglect and decay, or vulnerable to becoming so.

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