A large castle, with crenelated walls and towers.
Norris Castle, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Norris farm and kitchen garden, forming a castellated gothic model farm. © Historic England Archive. DP196010
Norris Castle, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Norris farm and kitchen garden, forming a castellated gothic model farm. © Historic England Archive. DP196010

Other Heritage at Risk Registers

In addition to Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register, other national and local government bodies and amenity societies collate their own 'at risk' registers.

These registers may include assets that are ineligible for inclusion on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk register as they have their own eligibility and selection criteria.

  • Some local authorities maintain and publish registers of the heritage assets at risk in their own areas so it may be worthwhile contacting your local planning authority. Approximately half of local planning authorities in England and Wales maintain heritage at risk registers.
  • SAVE Britain's Heritage (SAVE) publishes an online register of buildings at risk in England and Wales which includes Grade II and unlisted buildings. The register highlights historic buildings that are vacant and whose future is uncertain with the aim of identifying new owners able to repair and/or find a new use for them. The full details of each property are only available to SAVE members, but anyone can search the database and see the basic details.
  • The Georgian Group is compiling a Heritage at Risk list for 2023 which will highlight the plight of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century buildings and landscapes that could and should have a brighter future.
  • Each year, The Victorian Society publish its ‘Top 10 Endangered Buildings’ list to put a spotlight on buildings or structures built between 1837 and 1914 in England and Wales that are decaying.
  • Every two years, the Twentieth Century Society publish a list of Buildings at Risk.
  • The Theatres Trust publish an annual list highlighting theatre buildings that are considered under threat.
  • The Cinema Theatre Association has a campaign focusing on listed and unlisted cinemas that are at risk.
  • The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) publishes a list of historic buildings in need of repair or new use that are for sale or lease. The list is only available to SPAB members.
  • Historic Environment Scotland manages the Buildings at Risk Register (BARR) for Scotland. The register highlights properties of architectural or historic merit throughout the country that are considered to be at risk, under threat, or with no clear future use.
  • The Heritage at Risk Northern Ireland (HARNI) project, is a partnership between Ulster Architectural Heritage (UAH) and the Department for Communities: Historic Environment Division (DfC:HED). The project records architecturally and historically important buildings that appear to be at risk, and acts as a catalyst for conservation and re-use of built heritage at risk.
  • CADW, Welsh Government’s historic environment service does not currently maintain an at-risk register, Listed Buildings at risk are managed by the local authorities across Wales. More information can be found in their 'Managing Listed Buildings at Risk in Wales' document.
  • Every two years since 1996, the World Monuments Watch produces a list of international cultural heritage around the globe that is at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change.
  • UNESCO maintains a List of World Heritage in Danger designed to inform the international community of conditions which threaten sites of significance and to encourage corrective action.