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The historic landmarks that have been saved from being lost forever

Oct 15, 2020

The historic North East landmarks that have been rescued from being lost forever A number of iconic sites across the region at risk of being demolished as a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development have been removed from the danger list Subscribe When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email A clutch of imposing historic North East landmarks have been saved and removed from Historic England’s At Risk register. The 2020 register, out today, reveals the historic sites most at risk of being lost forever as a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development – but also celebrates those which have been rescued. In Northumberland , major sites which have now been removed from the danger list include Ford Castle and the imposing ruin of Ridsdale Ironworks in Redesdale which many travellers on the A68 mistake for a medieval fortress. Iron from the works was used in the construction of Robert Stephenson’s High Level Bridge over the Tyne. Other saved successes include the 18th century All Saints Church overlooking Newcastle Quayside and the 1856 South Pier lighthouse, relocated to Roker Cliff Park in Sunderland. Other sites which have come off the register are the scheduled monument remains of Allensford blast furnace, near Consett in County Durham, dating from the late 17th early 18th centuries and associated with the Shotley Bridge sword making industry, and Horneystead Bastle near Bellingham in Northumberland. Trevor Mitchell, regional director for Historic England in the North East and Yorkshire, said: "It is the varied tapestry of our historic places in the North East that helps us define who we are. In testing times such as these, heritage can give us a sense of continuity and bring us comfort. "We also know that investing in the North East’s historic places can help boost our economic recovery. The places in the North East rescued from the register this year show us that good progress is being made, but there is still a long way to go and many more historic buildings and places which need TLC, funding, strong partnership working and community support to give them a brighter future." Horneystead Bastle is a 16th century fortified farmhouse and is a popular spot for walkers along the Pennine Way. Bastles were built to protect people and their livestock against the raids of the border Reivers. Severe snow during the 'Beast from the East' storm put the bastle, already in poor condition, at risk of collapse. Read More Northumberland National Park, and Historic England worked with the owners to repair the structure, which is bonded with clay, a method typical of the time. To help revive a skill that has been lost in the North East, earth mortar specialists provided training to local architects and builders. After a long search, the perfect clay for the repairs was found in the bottom of the owner’s duck pond. The discovery of substantial iron ore deposits in the Broomhope Burn Valley led to the establishment of Ridsdale Iron Works in 1836. Because of poor infrastructure the works were failing by 1857 as all pig iron had to be taken by cart to Hexham. The works and mines were bought by industrialist Lord Armstrong. Two of its furnaces were dismantled and taken to his Elswick Works in Newcastle. Following completion of a £1million restoration project, the Grade I listed All Saints Church has been removed from the register. All Saints' Church in Newcastle (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) The only elliptical church in England, with its oval mahogany interior seating 1,300, the building’s spire is a prominent feature of the Newcastle skyline. Built between 1786 and 1796, the Georgian church was designed by Tyneside architect David Stephenson. Serving as a parish church until 1959, it was sold to Newcastle City Council in the 1970s. Due to significant disrepair it was added to the At Risk Register in 2012 and a £135,000 Historic England grant in 2019 aided its restoration. The church has been brought back into full-time life by the North East branch of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of England and Wales. The grade I Ford Castle on the Ford & Etal estate played a significant role in English national defence during the 14th and 15th centuries. It was captured by James IV of Scotland on the eve of the Battle of Flodden in 1513. In the 19th century it was the home of artist Lady Waterford, who began building the model village of Ford to the east of the castle. The castle has been under repair for several years to rectify maintenance issues and water damage. Now watertight, it has been removed from the At Risk Register. Ford Castle, near Berwick in Northumberland The castle has been a residential centre for school and youth group activities for decades, but the pandemic has meant that the latest use by Ford Castle Adventure Ltd has come to an end. Owners Ford & Etal estate are now looking for a new use for a watertight castle. Guy Sampson, managing agent for Ford & Etal, said that ideas for the future use of the fortress could include tourism, retail, some form of hospitality and a continuation of its past links with education and the environment. "We are starting with a blank sheet of paper and would welcome business proposals," he said. Sunderland’s South Pier lighthouse was built for the River Wear Commission for the old South Pier which had been constructed between 1723-1750s. Sunderland City Council have carried out repairs to the wrought iron plated lighthouse, which had been transferred to Roker Cliff Park in 1983 when the pier was shortened. Historic England also reports “good progress” on Alnwick’s General Lambert’s House, a fine example of two Georgian townhouses dating from the 18th century. The Grade I-star listed building has been in rapid decline since becoming vacant in 2003 and it has been on the At Risk Register since 2007. A Historic England grant has funded survey work and urgent repairs. Owners Stablewood Leisure Ltd plan to convert the house into serviced apartments with a café in the basement. Eight locations in the North East – mainly ancient sites – have been added to the register because of issues with encroaching scrub, bracken and forestry. That brings the total number of sites in the region on the register to 271, two more than last year. They include 80 grade 1 and grade 1-star buildings and scheduled monuments, 26 places of worship, 125 archaeology entries, 33 conservation area and six parks and gardens. NewcastleChronicle Most Recent Most Recent

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