Town Council Seeks Nomintations for Buildings of Local Importance Register
By herbie15 | Sunday, August 22, 2010, 20:50
What are the buildings that are most important to you in Hailsham? Hailsham Town Council and Wealden District Council are conducting a town-wide survey to identify the buildings and structures that Hailsham residents consider to be most significant to the town's heritage and environment.
Jot down your favourite Hailsham buildings and structures - what are they?
This is a separate list from the National List of Buildings of Architectectural or Historic Merit, which includes the listing and protection of buildings graded as II, II* and grade I. Whilst this new 'local' list does not offer the same protection to buildings as the national list does, it is hoped that it will help to preserve some buildings and influence future town planning as well as highlighting Hailsham's unique heritage.
Hailsham has some great architecture and historic buildings. St Mary's Parish Church stands out for me, as does the Pavilion Cinema, Herstmonceux Castle and The Old Vicarage. But what are the less obvious buildings and structural gems that you feel really represent the town in it's best light?
Nominations of Hailsham buildings and structures are invited now, and nomination criteria can be viewed by going to www.wealden.gov.uk. You can then nominate a building/structure by emailing email@example.com. The council states that it will update the community on nominations over the coming months.