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Historic pub interiors in peril

The number of nationally-important historic pub interiors considered to be 'at risk' remains at a disturbing level.

Red Lion, Ampney St Peter. October 2016 - on the market as a private dwelling for 575,000

Red Lion, Ampney St Peter

Doctor Johnson, Barkingside. Doctor Johnson, Barkingside, East London. Closed with its future uncertain as the agents that were advertising the property for sale are no longer doing so.

Doctor Johnson, Barkingside

Red Lion, Birmingham. Reported sold October 2016. Despite being Grade II-star listed, the pub has suffered from a lack of maintenance and care for many years; it closed in 2008 and is considered 'at risk'. Latest information is that it is likely to reopen as a restaurant, not a pub. It failed to sell at auction in October 2014 but the owner claimed that people were still viewing the pub and talks were taking place. The Council had inspected the interior and found no unauthorised works. Historic England At Risk register for 2015 SITE NAME: The Red Lion Public House, Soho Road, Birmingham DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II* CONDITION: Fair OCCUPANCY: Vacant/not in use PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (C) OWNER TYPE: Commercial company LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1276278 Public house, 1901-2 by James & Lister Lea for the Holt Brewery Company. Built of red brick with terracotta facade, the building is of unusual richness and completeness with interior detailing comparable with best surviving examples nationally. Leaking roofs have caused significant problems; pigeons occupy upper floors. A new owner undertook urgent works, including repairs to roof, and gained Listed Building Consent for re-use as a public house restaurant. However works have not been carried out and building is for sale/lease again since 2014. Condition is deteriorating. Contact: Katriona Byrne 0121 625 6858.

Red Lion, Birmingham

Kings Head, Blyth. Has new owners plan who to use the upper floor for living accommodation. They say that have no plans for the historic pub part at present but do not rule out returning it to pub use. Permission given to convert to residential use. MC 20-02-16

Kings Head, Blyth

Mawson Hotel, Brunswick.

Mawson Hotel, Brunswick

Royal Oak, Eccles. GB/MS visit 14.10.15 The landlord told us the pub is up for sale and that there is a prospective purchaser who seems to have plans to convert the upper part to residential. Intentions re the ground floor unknown. GB to contact the Liverpool Comservation Officer and alert the Victorian Society.

Royal Oak, Eccles

Hope & Anchor, Hammersmith, London W6. Permission to convert to residential with proviso that ground floor remains intact. MC Feb 2016

Hope & Anchor, Hammersmith, London W6

Waterloo, Smethwick. Waterloo, Smethwick, West Midlands is closed, boarded-up but has recently been sold.

Waterloo, Smethwick

Crook Inn, Tweedsmuir. Crook Inn, Tweedsmuir, Scottish Borders. Closed but a possible reopening under Scotland's 'Community Right To Buy' legislation is imminent.

Crook Inn, Tweedsmuir