Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Live or Let Die! Buildings at Risk 2010

Yes folks it's that time of year again, and this has pinged into my inbox, so please all get your orders in NOW!

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Live or Let Die


Northwold Manor, Northwold, Norfolk

Foreword by Marcus Binney

Publication Date: 1 June 2010

Price: £15 Full colour

Every year SAVE sets out on a treasure hunt to find a selection of ‘sleeping beauties’ across England and Wales. Any building type can qualify, so long as it is curious, interesting, unloved and crying out for a new owner or new use. Many of the featured buildings cannot always be found on the books of estate agents and come from local authorities or local contacts who are keen to help towards a solution. Persistence, resourcefulness and diplomacy will be required in order to get hold of these properties but, over two decades, SAVE has seen an impressive number of successful rescues.

Mill House, Gedney, Lincolnshire

This year’s report, Live or Let Die, lifts the veil on over a hundred alluring properties. Remote farmhouses and grand crumbling country mansions vie for attention with Georgian townhouses, mills, redundant churches, town halls, schools, libraries and even post offices in what is a surprisingly diverse selection. Some of the featured buildings have been empty for years others whilst others are newly abandoned as the result of the recession.

Church Street, Isleham, Cambridgeshire

Live or Let Die is more than just an illustrated list, it also features reports on successful restorations; scandalous demolitions; pubs at risk and sections looking at individual towns such as Doncaster and Reading. For the first time, this year’s report looks at examples of buildings at risk in Scotland and London - areas not covered in the full list.

St Cuthbert’s Chapel, Worcester

The register continues to perform vital work as the only national source of information on Grade II listed and unlisted buildings at risk from all around England and Wales. Access to the online register (featuring over 1,000 properties) costs £25 for a year’s subscription. To become a Friend of SAVE or to order Live or Let Die contact the SAVE office directly.

A selection of five buildings at risk from Live or Let Die can be viewed in advance on the website from 25 May.

For further information please contact Rhiannon Tracy on 020 7253 3500 or email her at SAVE

SAVE Britain’s Heritage has been campaigning for historic buildings since its formation in 1975 by a group of architects, journalists and planners. It is a strong, independent voice in conservation, free to respond rapidly to emergencies and to speak out loud for the historic built environment. It has published a Buildings at Risk Register for England and Wales since 1989.

Rhiannon Tracy
Buildings at Risk Officer
SAVE Britain's Heritage
70 Cowcross Street
T: 0207 2533500
F: 0207 2533400

rhiannon dot tracy at savebritainsheritage dot org


New Publications Available from SAVE Britain's Heritage:

Triumph, Disaster & Decay: The SAVE Survey of Liverpool's Heritage - £12.50

Brighton Churches: The Need for Action Now - £20

New Publications Available from SAVE Europe's Heritage:

Silesia: The Land of Dying Country Houses - £15

Moscow Heritage at Crisis Point - 2nd Edition - £18

See website for further details:

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