At-risk buildings come off register

Barton Hall

Barton Hall

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An 18th century hall that has been converted into a hotel at Barton Seagrave is one of the buildings that has been removed from English Heritage’s At Risk register.

Barton Hall has been taken off the register following sympathetic repairs and conversion into a hotel and restaurant by the new owner.

Nine buildings and monuments across the East Midlands have been added to the register because of concerns about their condition, while 14 have been repaired and removed from the register, their future secure.

This year English Heritage offered nearly £900,000 in grants to 21 “at risk” sites across the region.

Planning and conservation director for the East Midlands, Dr Anthony Streeten, said: “When problems arise it’s not just buildings and monuments thatare affected, but also the communities around them.”