Six buildings at risk in High Peak

The Crescent, Buxton
The Crescent, Buxton

English Heritage’s latest register of buildings at risk includes six in the High Peak area.

As well as Buxton’s Crescent, the Stodhart Tunnel in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Cowdale quarry, Torr Vale Mill in New Mills, the trans-shipment warehouse in Whaley Bridge and Christ Church in Burbage all feature on the latest At Risk Register.

Dr Anthony Streeten, English Heritage Planning and Conservation Director for the East Midlands, said: “Threats confront our most valuable heritage sites in many different ways, and when problems arise it’s not just buildings and monuments that are affected, but also the communities around them.

“However heritage becomes ‘at risk’, English Heritage is prepared to work across the East Midlands with our partners, owners, interest groups and the public, to find solutions.”

According to the register, the condition of Christ Church, on Macclesfield Road, has changed from a priority B last year to a priority A, meaning there is an “immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric,” but no solution has been agreed.