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Rescue a building at risk

SAVE Britain’s Heritage‘s 22nd annual catalogue of Buildings at Risk – appropriately called Take a Chance on Me – has been published for this year, and contains more quality and variety than ever. A good proportion of these buildings would make excellent family homes, given some TLC, and others could make small development projects for entrepreneurs.

Take a Chance on Me features farmhouses, cottages, townhouses, chapels and churches, barns, mills, a factory shop, an observatory, a fortified house dating back to the 14th century, manor houses, old inns, cinemas, theatres, libraries, plus an old forge, a magistrates’ court and a home for seamen’s widows – with at least half of these properties are on the market or potentially available.

This year’s SAVE publication also highlights a wide range of buildings which have been successfully rescued and given a new lease of life.

Marcus Binney, President of SAVE, said: ‘SAVE was set up in 1975 – European Architectural Heritage Year – to highlight and challenge applications to demolish listed buildings. This year’s report has a better geographical spread than ever before. On offer are properties in cities, towns and villages and in leafy countryside too. The good news is that there are now more energetic and enterprising people keen to find a building to rescue than ever before in these difficult times.’

* Order Take a Chance on Me.

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* For further information on some of the country houses featured in this publication, see the latest blog on The Country Seat, a blog dedicated to country houses and stately homes all over Britain.

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