A NUMBER of historic buildings within the district are at risk, a new document has revealed.

The Maldon District Heritage at Risk Register 2017 is set to go before Maldon District Council’s planning and licensing committee this evening.

The list reveals a range of historic structures in the district that are rapidly deteriorating and have been classified as at risk.

Buildings are considered to be at risk due to their physical condition and rate of decay.

The United Reformed Church, in Basin Road, Heybridge Basin is one of the structures considered to be in the worst position.

It has been identified as at “immediate risk”. The mid-nineteenth century church has become severely decayed and no solution has yet been found.

The site has been talked about as a possible area for residential conversion, however that is complicated by it lying with a flood zone.

Creeksea Place, in Burnham, is another of the district’s heritage buildings considered to be at risk.

It has been classified as “under threat” by the register.

The building incorporates the remains of a 16th century mansion, and as a result is home to Tudor craftsmanship.

Floods and leaks caused serious decay to parts of the Tudor roof, and grants from English Heritage were required to save the roof.

Due to the expense of the work to fix the problem, no money has been available to restore the ground floor, which remains in a decayed and vulnerable position.

Meetings are taking place this year to try and secure further funding from Historic England, the Country Houses Foundation and LEADER, that would allow this work to be carried out on the Grade II listed building.

Two more Grade II listed buildings were added to the at risk register this year.

Homestead, in Maldon Road, Langford, is in a state of severe decay, though a solution has been agreed with the owner to save it.

While Eastcroft, in Fambirdge Road, Purliegh, built in 1799 is at “immediate risk of further rapid deterioration”.