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Four historical Bucks sites saved from being lost

Four historical Bucks sites saved from being lost

Published by Mix96 News at 5:47am 17th October 2019.

Four Buckinghamshire sites have been taken off the 'At Risk' Heritage list. 

Historic England have published their Risk register for 2019, which lists which sites are in danger of being lost because of neglect or decay.

In 2018 Buckinghamshire had 23 sites listed, but four have been removed and none have been added.

Church of St Michael in Waddesdon is a Grade II listed building that was at risk because of years of water damage.

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Rotten and unsafe pew bases and problems with the flooring were some of the major issues.

Thanks to a National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant a sub floor and ground drainage investigation began, resulting in new soak ways, pipework and repairs to the floor and aisles.

Water damage was also the cause of damage at The Church of St Mary in Aylesbury Vale which was funded by the same grant with works finishing last spring.

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Two Grade I listed temples in Stowe Landscape gardens have also been saved.

The Temple of Friendship has repairs to the Tuscan portico and masonry as part of a project celebrating 30 years of the National Trust's guardianship of Stowe in 2020.

The temple and two flanking loggias remain roofless but it has been removed following the repairs to the 1739 building.

The Queen's Temple dedicated to Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, has been saved following roof and masonry repairs.

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