Local heritage 'at risk'

English Heritage has just published its Heritage At Risk directory of sites, buildings, monuments and so forth which are listed and yet remain un-cared for.

Fortunately for Brockley, EH hasn't found anything to worry about in SE4, but there are a few sites in the wider vicinity which might interest BC readers.

Perhaps the most prominent is the old swimming baths on Ladywell road, currently Grade II listed and in a 'poor' condition according to EH. The organisation adds the description:
'Public baths, consisting of first and second class swimming
pools constructed in 1884. Designed in the gothic style by
Wilson & Son and Thomas Aldwinkle. Currently unused, and new uses being sought.'

There are also a couple of sites in Deptford - a ramp at Deptford Station is Grade II listed, in 'poor' condition. It was 'built 1856 to the design of engineer Colonel Lordmann. A dog-leg ramp formed by a series of brick arches rising up from Deptford High Street to the level of the tracks. Listed building consent and planning permission granted for redevelopment of enclosed square, repair of ramp and occupation of arches.' BC suspects these comments relate to the Deptford Project re-development, as we've previously discussed.

The shop-front at 227 Deptford High St gives EH concern: 'House, shop and bakehouse built 1791-2 for Thomas Palmer, baker. Further modifications made 1801-2 and 1822-3. C19 shop front in disrepair.'

And the master shipwright's apartment in Convoy's Wharf also needs attention: 'Early C18 house built for Joseph Allan who became Master Shipwright of Deptford Dockyard in 1705. Brown brick with red dressings to front. Shown in a 1739 engraving by Samuel Platt. In residential and arts use. Listed building consent granted for refurbishment.'

(NB: Hat-tip to Diamond Geezer for his link to the EH At Risk register.)