Heritage England’s annual list of at risk properties has been revealed, with dozens on the list across Oxfordshire.

Every year, the public body updates its Heritage at Risk Register, which provides an annual snapshot of the historic buildings, sites, monuments, and places that are most in need of safeguarding.

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In order to be included in the Heritage at Risk Register, sites must be both:

  • assessed as being at risk, and
  • designated.

During the past year, 175 historic buildings and sites have been added to the Register because of their deteriorating condition and 233 sites have been saved and their futures secured.

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Duncan Wilson, chief executive of Historic England, said: “As the threat of climate change grows, the reuse and sensitive upgrading of historic buildings and places becomes ever more important.

“Finding new uses for buildings and sites rescued from the Register avoids the high carbon emissions associated with demolishing structures and building new.”

Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, heritage minister, said: “Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register plays a vital role in our ongoing mission to protect and preserve our rich heritage across the country.

“It helps to ensure that future generations can continue to benefit from everything our historic sites and buildings have to offer.

“It is also wonderful to see so many heritage sites removed from the Register thanks to the support of local communities - together with Historic England.”

In Oxfordshire, there are 34 sites on the Heritage at Risk Register including the defence and ancillary structures at RAF Bicester in Launton, Church of St Thomas the Martyr in Osney and the walled garden west of Manor Farmhouse in Great Haseley.

Check out the full lists below:



West Oxfordshire 

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South Oxfordshire 


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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