NEW HERITAGE AT RISK REGISTER ISSUED BY HISTORIC ENGLAND

A new Heritage at Risk register issued by Historic England features several areas of Crystal Palace park; various mausoleums and graves in West Norwood cemetery and Beltwood, a house on Sydenham Hill  with a very colourful history.

BROMLEY

Crystal Palace park SE19 DESIGNATION: Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 8 LBs, part in CA CONDITION: Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems VULNERABILITY: Medium TREND: Improving OWNER TYPE: Mixed, multiple owners LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1000373 C19 pleasure grounds designed by Sir Joseph Paxton as a setting for the Crystal Palace, burnt down in 1936. The park is in variable condition with related listed structures also at risk.

Conservation of the sphinxes is complete and implementation continues on improvement projects to the dinosaurs and central axis, funded by the Mayor of London and the Local Authority. The Local Authority is also developing a regeneration plan for the park to realise the vision of the 2011 masterplan, and a new sustainable governance and management model.

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Pedestrian subway under Crystal Palace Parade, Crystal Palace SE19 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II* CONDITION: Fair OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (C) OWNER TYPE: Local authority LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1385457 Pedestrian subway, circa 1854, that once provided access from the now-demolished Crystal Palace High Level Station directly into the Palace. It has a fan-vaulted roof, with roundels between fans in red and cream brick with diaper patterning. A condition survey and investigative works have been carried out, grant-aided by Historic England. Repairs to one terrace are planned imminently. An overall repair strategy is being developed involving the input of key stakeholders. The site will also form part of the regeneration plan for Crystal Palace Park which is currently being prepared.

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North and south railings, Crystal Palace Parade, Crystal Palace park SE19 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II* CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (C) OWNER TYPE: Local authority LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1393659 Decorative cast iron railings on gault brick plinths with stone copings, which formed the main pedestrian entrance to the Crystal Palace (demolished following a major fire in 1936) from Crystal Palace Parade. There is damage to some cast iron panels and the dwarf wall, and a long section of curved railing is missing from the north section. A condition survey of the railings has been completed, with funding from Historic England. Discussions are underway to secure their full repair as part of the park’s wider regeneration plan.

Upper and Lower Terraces, Crystal Palace Park SE19 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (F) OWNER TYPE: Local authority LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1064352 Terraces designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and situated to the east of the site of Crystal Palace (re-erected here in 1852-4 and burnt down in 1936), on the west of Crystal Palace park.

The terraces are in a very poor condition and suffering from erosion. Repair and conservation works have been completed on the six sphinxes which adorn them, funded by the local authority, the Mayor of London, and Historic England. Discussions are ongoing to determine an approach to further conservation works as part of the wider strategic regeneration plan for the park.

22, Hamlet Road, Crystal Palace SE19 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, CA CONDITION: Fair OCCUPANCY: Vacant/not in use PRIORITY CATEGORY: F (A) OWNER TYPE: Commercial company LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1359319 One of a pair of mid-C19 stuccoed houses. Works to repair and conserve the building for residential use are nearing completion.

CROYDON

Church of St John, Upper Norwood, Sylvan Road, SE19 DESIGNATION: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA CONDITION: Poor PRIORITY CATEGORY: F (B) OWNER TYPE: Religious organisation LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1079275 Built in 1882, designed by John Loughborough Pearson.

The church is located on the crest of a hill on shrinkable clay and has been subject to ongoing differential movement for many years. There has been regular monitoring and ground investigations were carried out in 2013. Substantial cracking was occurring mainly to the south side of the building and internally netting was erected across the south aisle to collect any fragments of falling masonry. Work is currently on site to underpin the south side of the church grant-aided by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is due to complete in 2017.

LAMBETH

Old Fire Station (South London Theatre), 2A, Norwood High Street SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, CA CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: Part occupied/part in use PRIORITY CATEGORY: B (B) OWNER TYPE: Charity (non-heritage) LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1263240 Former fire station leased from the London Borough of Lambeth and in use as the South London Theatre.

There has been internal water damage and significant roof repairs are required. Funding has been secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund and a conservation management plan is being prepared. Planning permission and listed building consent were granted in 2014 for redevelopment of the site, including new accessible theatre space, entrance foyer and lift. The pre-commencement planning conditions have been submitted and are pending a decision.

WEST NORWOOD CEMETERY

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Augustus Ralli Mortuary Chapel Image courtesy of Historic England 

Augustus Ralli Mortuary Chapel, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (C) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1064989

Doric temple mortuary chapel circa 1872, attributed to J Oldrid Scott, within the Greek Burial Ground and known as St Stephen’s Chapel. Built of white and gold coloured fossiliferous limestone. The chapel is in poor condition due to subsidence, collapsed steps and internal water damage.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Catacombs beneath the Remembrance Garden, Norwood High Street, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Very bad OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (C) OWNER TYPE: Local authority LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1263192

Catacombs circa 1837; cemetery laid out circa 1837 by Sir William Tite. A temporary roof has been erected over the entrance to allow the structure to dry out before agreeing repairs. Moisture surveys are ongoing; levels appear to be stabilising/reducing. Discussions are ongoing regarding potential funding sources and long-term use.

Tomb of C Auffrey and E O’Gorman, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Very bad OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (A) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1250576

Pedestal tomb dating from 1893 with carved wreaths, faces and anchor. The tomb is leaning significantly. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Tomb of Peter Pandia Rodocanachi and Family, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (New entry) OWNER TYPE: Local authority LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1396403

Pink granite table tomb dating from circa 1899 within the Greek Burial Ground. Invasive vegetation is causing damage to the stepped base and the pillars surrounding the central pedestal. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Tomb of Captain John Wimble, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Fair OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (C) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1065020

Chest tomb dating from 1851 with finely carved reliefs showing ships at sea. The stone ship surmounting the tomb is subject to movement. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Tomb of Christopher Gabriel, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (A) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1064988

Chest tomb in Portland stone dating from 1873 with carvings by Kelsey. There is cracking to the stone panels on the side of the tomb. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Tomb of Elizabeth King, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Very bad OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (A) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1250589

Statue of an angel mounted against a rough headstone over rough base, dating from 1922. In the style of the 1878 Oneto Monument by Giulio Monteverge in Genoa. The statue and headstone are leaning significantly. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Mausoleum of George Dodd, Norwood Road,West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Very bad OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (C) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1325944

Mausoleum, circa1865, by Thomas Allom. Built of white marble in a northern Italian Gothic style, with a rectangular plan of three bays defined by pinnacle buttresses. The mausoleum was noted as being in a poor state of repair when listed in 1981 and has continued to deteriorate. The monument is now overgrown with vegetation.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Tomb of Mrs Alice Moffatt, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Very bad OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (A) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1357922

An arcaded chest tomb, circa 1847. The columns and top slab have been lost, leaving the structural rods exposed. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Tomb of Ibbotson Family, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (A) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1250687

Cross decorated with blue and buff ceramic tiles by Doulton of Lambeth on a pedestal with grave slab dating from 1904. Tiles are missing and cementitious repairs are causing further damage. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Tomb of Israel Thomas, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (C) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1263196

Pedestal monument above a vault in the Egyptian Revival style, circa 1842. The tomb is overgrown with vegetation and the plinth is broken and open to the elements. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments.

Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works. Emergency works have been carried out to this memorial to make it safe until its full restoration can be undertaken.

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Tomb of James Kershaw Image courtesy of Historic England 

Tomb of James Kershaw, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (C) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1263197

Chest tomb dating from 1864 in Gothic style with elaborate carving. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse commemorating the MP James Kershaw. The structural ironwork is corroding, causing splitting of the stone. The railings are also being affected by movement to the plinth.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Tomb of James Baldwin Brown, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Very bad OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (A) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1250584

Celtic cross on pedestal faced in terracotta in Romanesque/Gothic style, dating from 1885. The tomb is leaning heavily, with its side tablet disengaged and the pinnacle tip missing. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Tomb of Johann and Annie Sparenborg and family, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (C) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1250680

Tomb in the style of a small Greek temple, dating from 1904. Movement is evident to the columns and base. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Tomb of John and Virginia Schilizzi, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (A) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1064995

Monument dating from 1908 within the Greek Burial Ground. It comprises a stepped granite base with sarcophagus surmounted by a white marble female figure with flowing robes and veiled head. The figure is subject to movement and is now close to the edge of the sarcophagus.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Tomb of John Stevens, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Very bad OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (A) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1064983

Obelisk monument dating from 1861 by Anderson and McKenzie of Aberdeen with incised fret pattern. The tomb is leaning significantly. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Letts Family Tomb, West Norwood Memorial Park, Norwood Road SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Very bad OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (A) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1263199

Pedestal monument and slab above a vault circa 1850. The tomb began falling over early in 2013. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works. Emergency works have been carried out to this memorial to make it safe until its full restoration can be undertaken.

Tomb of Thomas De La Garde Grissell, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (A) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1065021

Chest tomb, circa 1847. Cast iron, stucco and pink granite. The plinth is broken and parts are exposed. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the Local Authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Tomb of William Grane, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (C) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1357900

Tomb dating from 1856, noted in the list description as having a pink granite cross with foliated arms and vine trails to stem. This cross is missing and there is clear evidence of movement to the base of the monument. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

Tomb of XE Balli Family, Norwood Road, West Norwood Memorial Park SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA CONDITION: Very bad OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (A) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1120820 Ionic temple mausoleum dating from the late C19 within the Greek Burial Ground. There is evidence of movement to the entablature and collapse of the steps.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the local authority a grant under the Parks for People programme which includes funds towards restoring priority monuments. Discussions are now underway regarding the necessary repair works.

West Norwood fire station, 445, Norwood Road, Norwood SE27 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II CONDITION: Good OCCUPANCY: Part occupied/part in use PRIORITY CATEGORY: F (D) OWNER TYPE: Local authority LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1392336 Fire station with flats above. Built in 1914-15 by the London County Council architects’ department. Planning permission was granted in 2015 for a mixed use conversion with residential uses on the upper floors. The upper floors are now occupied and the ground floor is due to be occupied shortly.

West Norwood SE27 DESIGNATION: Conservation Area, 74 LBs, RPG grade II* NEW ENTRY?: No CONDITION: Very bad TREND: Deteriorating significantly VULNERABILITY: Low

LEWISHAM / SOUTHWARK

While there are no buildings in the Lewisham or Southwark parts of Crystal Palace at risk, there are several of interest in the borough of Southwark deemed ‘at risk’including one designed by Charles Barry Jnr – who is reputed to have designed the subway underneath Crystal Palace Parade although there is no evidence to support this – and one rumoured to have been designed by him.

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Rebekah Horniman Image copyright and courtesy of Horniman Museum and Gardens.

Monument to Rebekah Horniman, Camberwell Old Cemetery, Forest Hill Road, Forest Hill SE23 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: N/A PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (C) OWNER TYPE: Unknown LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1385533 Monument circa 1895 to Rebekah, wife of FS Horniman. Its prominent bronze tablet depicting a figure of an angel is missing, presumed stolen. Historic England and the Local Authority are exploring options for its restoration.

St Peter’s Church Hall, 522, Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, CA CONDITION: Very bad OCCUPANCY: Vacant/not in use PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (A) OWNER TYPE: Religious organisation LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1385671 Situated adjacent to St Peter’s church, the hall was constructed in 1899. Both buildings are believed to be by Charles Barry Junior. The building is currently vacant and is suffering from structural movement and lack of maintenance. Historic England has provided advice on urgent repairs required.

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Beltwood House, 41, Sydenham Hill, SE26 Image courtesy of Historic England 

Beltwood House, 41, Sydenham Hill,  SE26 DESIGNATION: Listed Building grade II, CA CONDITION: Poor OCCUPANCY: Part occupied/part in use PRIORITY CATEGORY: C (C) OWNER TYPE: Commercial company LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1385958 Large mid-Victorian villa, possibly by Banks and Barry, Dulwich College architects. The house was remodelled in the neoclassical style in circa 1895. The building contains fine interiors, but is currently partially occupied by live-in guardians and suffering from the effects of water ingress.

The curtilage buildings (stables, lodge, two cottages and animal store) are in a very poor state of repair. A planning application for conversion to flats and houses has been refused, and dismissed at appeal. Discussions are ongoing between the local authority and the owner. (To read about the house’s very colourful history please search Wikipedia-Beltwood)

Church of St Peter, Lordship Lane, SE22 DESIGNATION: Listed Place of Worship grade II, CA CONDITION: Very bad PRIORITY CATEGORY: A (A) OWNER TYPE: Religious organisation LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1385670
Work started on this church, by Charles Barry Jnr, in 1873 on land gifted by Dulwich College for a new parish formed from St Giles Camberwell. The tower and spire were completed in 1875 and the vestry enlarged in 1893.

The Church of England closed the church in 1984 and sold it to Worth Abbey. The Deeper Life Bible church then bought it to use for their worship. Masonry is in Kentish ragstone with Bath stone dressings, with banded London stock and red brick internally. The spire is timber-framed. There are settlement cracks on the north side and the slated roofs are in very poor condition.

HERITAGE AT RISK 2017

CATEGORIES

A B C Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed. Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented. Slow decay; no solution agreed.

D E Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented. Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use).

 F Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented. NOTE Last year’s priority category is shown in brackets (otherwise, New Entry is noted).

ABBREVIATIONS CA Conservation Area LB Listed Building LPA Local Planning Authority NP National Park RPG Registered Park and Garden SM Scheduled Monument UA Unitary Authority WHS World Heritage Site

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