Buildings at Risk

If you wish to comment on these buildings or know of others which are at risk, then please use the Contact Us page  Alternatively contact one of the Society's officers.

The Old Grammar School Hall, Bewdley Road

This was once the main hall of the old King Charles I Grammar School. It is Grade II listed and dates from 1848. It had been the local Register Office for a number of years but the latter function has  been transferred to the Town Hall and the the building has been empty since. Plans to build housing on old Grammar School land have been submitted but the Hall and immediate surroundings are not included with those plans. The Grade II listed Hall has now been sold and we await news of its future and that of its contents including the School Honours and Memorial boards.

Puxton Mill, Puxton Lane

This splendid mid-nineteenth century grade II listed mill occupies a discrete site by the river Stour. It has been looking for a new high-profile function for some years. It was built by Francis Jellyman initially for tarpaulin manufacture but was later used for carpet manufacture. Its quality was recognised in March 2005, when it was listed (List Entry Number: 1391295).  Please read our historical report on Puxton Mill.

Tomkinsons Site, Churchfields

Several years ago the Civic Society applied for the listing of the Tomkinsons site. We were advised to do that even though we wished to save only particular buildings on the site. Ironically, the application was rejected because the original factory was not intact.

Some buildings are on the council’s local heritage list as worthy of preservation: the 1902 warehouse whose south end faces Churchfields, and the fine row of office buildings facing the car park of Duke House. Other buildings within the site might also contribute to a quality redevelopment, such as the 1885 carpet manufactory building shown here (Angela Shuttes). Read our historical report on the Tomkinsons site.

Freemasons Arms, or the Barrel, Bromsgove Street

   Please read our historical report on the Freemasons Arms.

  This building has now been refurbished and extended and is now in use or ready for use commercially.

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