OUR HERITAGE 'AT RISK' Historic Sites on National Register

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Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@eveninggazette.co.uk

CHUNKS of Middlesbrough and an ancient Redcar stable block are among Teesside sites on a national "at risk" register.

English Heritage today released its annual "Heritage at Risk" document.

It reveals that 69 of the North-east's Grade I and II* buildings, 181 scheduled monuments, 18 places of worship, three registered parks and gardens, one battlefield and 20 conservation areas are at risk.

And it includes several well-known Teesside sites. Acklam Hall and Middlesbrough Historic Quarter Conservation Areas have been added to the register.

And it still includes the Kirkleatham Hall Stables at Redcar, named among the top 10 of the most important historic buildings and sites in the North-east on the register.

Those added as "at risk" include: | Acklam Hall, Middlesbrough: "There are signs of a lack of general maintenance and a decline in the condition of the public realm."

| Middlesbrough Historic Quarter: "There are signs of a lack of general maintenance and there is an increasing number of vacant buildings."

| Headland, Hartlepool: "There has been a significant loss of historic detail and there is an increasing level of vacant buildings."

| Seaton Carew: "There has been a noticeable loss of historic detail. …

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