Buildings at risk

The table below shows listed buildings and scheduled monuments currently considered to be buildings at risk in South Norfolk. Some of these buildings are at risk from further deterioration or decay, which is considered to be a threat to the long term survival of the building as a heritage asset. Others require a new use and/or refurbishment repairs to ensure their long term existence.

How to preserve buildings at risk

It is always the first priority to ensure that listed structures are wind and weather tight and structurally sound or, in the case of ruinous structures or monuments, consolidated to prevent further deterioration resulting from being exposed to the elements. This ensures that decay is reduced in the short term, but it is not considered a long term solution.

Finding a viable use for a building will always help to ensure the preservation of the building or structure into the future, even if sometimes this requires the building to be sensitively converted to another use. In the case of ruins and monuments, this may involve management and providing better public access. Once a building is fully repaired and its future secured it can be removed from the at risk register.

To prevent a building from being added to the list, it is important to keep on top of maintenance such as clearing gutters of leaves and debris and to address issues such as rainwater leaks as soon as a problem arises.

Parish

Building

Grade of listing

Review

Bixley

Church of St Wandregelius

II*

Church was badly damaged in an arson attack and has been ruinous and out of use for a number of years. Consideration is currently being given to possible new uses that will allow the church structure to be rebuilt.

Bracon Ash and Hethel

Brunel House, Potash Lane, Hethel

II

Repairs are being progressed by the owner with the aim of removing from the register.

Bracon Ash and Hethel

Cart Shed at Church Farmhouse, Hethel

II*

The building is weathertight, but the timber frame is still in need of repair.

Bracon Ash and Hethel

Barn & Outbuilding at Church Farmhouse, Hethel

II*

Building appears weathertight, but still in general state of dilapidation and in need of structural repairs

Brockdish 37 the Street, Brockdish II Building has been empty for a long period and is noticeably deteriorating. Owner has been contacted and awaiting a response

Costessey

Barn north of Costessey Park House, Old Costessey

II

Planning permission has been approved for conversion to residential but work is yet to commence.

Costessey

Byre north of Costessey Park House, Old Costessey

II

Planning permission has been approved for conversion to residential but work is yet to commence.

Costessey

Kennels north of Costessey Park House, Old Costessey

II

Consent for conversion to storage but not yet implemented.

Costessey

Stable Block north of Costessey Park House, Old Costessey

II

Planning permission has been approved for conversion to residential but work is yet to commence.

Costessey

Model Farmhouse, Brickfield Loke

II

Planning permission has been approved to convert and extend the building into two properties by the current owner, but not yet implemented.

Denton

Vale Farmhouse, Trunch Hill, Denton

II

Building is weathertight and some repairs undertaken. Slowly progressing under repair programme.

Dickleburgh & Rushall

The Beeches, Dickleburgh Moor

II

The owner has taken measures to make the building wind and weathertight. Still no use, but owner is investigating potential for wider site within which the building sits, which will include restoration of the house and outbuildings.

Dickleburgh & Rushall

Stables south of The Beeches, Dickleburgh Moor,

II

Same as above

Earsham

Dentonwash Farmhouse, Old Railway Road, Earsham

II

Building is wind and weathertight, but is not yet in use.

Easton

Bellevue, Ringland Road, Easton

II

Building is wind and weathertight, some repairs carried out, but owner is due to complete. Requires inspection prior to removing from list.

Needham

Gunshaw Hall,High Road

II

Owner has advised he is going to repair roof and windows and is commissioning a schedule of works.

Pulham St Mary

Kings Head Inn, The Street, Pulham St Mary

II

Currently no use and at risk from further decay.

Poringland

Church Farmhouse, Shotesham Road, Poringland

II*

Occupied, but showing signs of deterioration. Some repair recently carried out, but more extensive work required to arrest decay.

Roydon

Thatch End

II

Work has been carried out to make the building wind and weathertight, but property is not yet in use. The house is in the same ownership of the adjacent house, and the plan is to market both properties together. 

Wymondham

Becket’s Chapel, Church Street

I

In fair condition, but underused, and requires new use to sustain future. Issues such as damp ingress causing problems to internal walls which needs addressing.

Some buildings are preserved as ruinous structures. They have no use as such, so are considered differently to occupied buildings in terms of the level of repairs needed and use to remove them from the at risk register.

Parish

Building

Grade of listing

Review

Costessey

Costessey, Old Hall

II

In recent years parts of the masonry have fallen away from the building, which would benefit from some consolidation.

Great Melton

Remains of Melton Hall (II), Melton

 

II

Ruin, just a very small part of original hall remaining. Requires consolidation.

Great Melton

Church of St Mary, Great Melton

 

II

Requires some maintenance and consolidation work

Kirby Bedon

Church of St  Andrew,  Whitlingham

 

II

Isolated church. In serious state of decay and little remains. Ruinous elements could be consolidated.

 

Kirby Bedon

Church of St Mary, Kirby Bedon

 

Some fallen masonry, requires further consolidation. Site currently inaccessible to public because of safety. Has potential as recreational public space for the village.