HISTORIC England has placed the Grade-II* Listed hangars at Old Sarum onto the Heritage At Risk Register.

They say the hangars are "deteriorating fast due to a sustained period of neglect". 

The most recent Heritage at Risk Register was published on October 15, and "identifies sites most at risk of being lost as a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development".


The listing says: "One single and two paired aircraft storage hangars which were designed in 1917 and built in 1918.

"They are constructed with piers, curtain walls and gantries brickwork with 'Belfast' roof trusses.

"Recent planning applications relating to the wider Old Sarum Airfield proposed their restoration, but these were dismissed at appeal."

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It adds: "Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed".

Historic England say its regional teams work with owners, developers, funders and communities to focus on the country's most vulnerable historic places and find solutions to rescue them.

Campaign group SOS - Save Old Sarum said: "This is a really positive step by Historic England in acknowledging the deteriorating conditions of this historic hangar. 

"We hope that immediate work can commence to ensure it's preservation for future generations and for it to be brought back into active use."

Old Sarum Airfield has been approached for comment.