Tag Archives: Heritage at risk

Temple in Minstead Gardens – can more be done to look after it?

Sadly, it seems the new chicken coop fencing protecting the Temple has not lasted. Can more be done (by Roehampton University?) to protect this local item of interest?

Where possible photos regarding the Temple will updated into an album. Click on this sentence to see the photos.

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Roehampton University wins architecture award

Sometimes one asks oneself, does this make sense?

Well, the following might be one such example…..

Very recently, Roehampton University was awarded a Wandsworth Design Award as;

“Chadwick Hall at the University of Roehampton was also given the Mayor’s Design Award. Judges were impressed with its contemporary design to provide student accommodation on a challenging site within the ground of grade II* listed Downshire House. The project also saw the restoration of the garden and The Watchers, a grade II listed sculpture”.

This was also mentioned on the putneysw15 website.

Now, where does it feature that this institution has a listed building which is approaching 20 years as a Historic England Heritage at Risk item?

Nor, that it applied, three times, for retrospective planning application for its portacabins located by Whitelands College, next to Parkstead House also a listed building, and used for teaching purposes?

What do you think?

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The ward’s Heritage at Risk pieces of history

This article follows on from the article about the Temple in the grounds of Mount Clare, Minstead Gardens. From this it was thought it might be worthwhile explaining a bit more about those buildings which are listed by Historic England as Heritage at Risk.

When did the buildings become Heritage at Risk?

Email (dated 10 January 2018) from Historic England listed the following years as to when they were registered as Heritage at Risk;

 Notice how three of these buildings feature in the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward?

Next year the Temple, if still on the list, will be celebrating 20 years on the list?

As the Temple has been covered, it might be worth sharing photos with you of the other buildings.

The Montague Arms

Putney Vale Cemetery Gates

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Is it a listed Temple or is it a chicken coup?

The Temple in the grounds of Mount Clare, Minstead Gardens, was discussed at the Wandsworth (Conservation Area) Advisory Committee on 6 November 2017 and there was a reference to installing fencing around the Temple in the grounds of Roehampton University.

Now bear in mind that according to Historic England, there are four historic items of interest which are currently labelled Heritage at Risk inSW15, at least on its website (and three of these are in the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward).

Well, the fence is up, and one might ask whether the quality of the fencing is of any merit and whether the listed Temple now looks more like a chicken coop?

What a shame……

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Temple in grounds of Mount Clare, Minstead Gardens

Off the back of the article ‘Wandsworth (Conservation Area) Advisory Committee (9 January 2018)’ there were a couple of requests to add a photo of the Temple to the blog. A generous photographer from the Alton West part of the estate provided a picture, which is provided below. This picture was taken roughly in November 2014, note that even then this Grade II* monument was boarded up. In the photo you can see in the background the DARA Focus Hall.

 

Perhaps what is a little surprising is how long it has taken to start placing this monument on the radar for some needed attention. At the Putney Society organised event ‘Roehampton University and how it relates to the local community’ on 24 September 2015 the Temple was asked about and there was a mention of the Temple being Heritage at risk and that there had been some vandalism to it.

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