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Mildenhall considered at risk

general pictures of Mildenhall  
Town centre, market square, one with market cross.

general pictures of Mildenhall Town centre, market square, one with market cross.

Mildenhall remains on the Heritage At Risk register with its condition classed as ‘very bad’.

The list, compiled by English Heritage, is aimed at managing change and development in order to preserve the character of England’s cities, towns and villages.

John Bloodworth, chairman of Mildenhall Parish Council, said: “I do not think compared with other towns it’s in a bad state but there’s always room for improvement.

“It would be nice to revamp the town, of course it would, but it’s a question of money.”

Cllr Bloodworth said the town contained a number of buildings of historic interest including St Mary’s

Church, the Market Cross, The Bell Hotel and the former Lloyds TSB.

The Mildenhall conservation area, which, stretches into Barton Mills, contains 46 listed buildings and two scheduled monuments.

English Heritage has classed the area as ‘improving’.

Boyd Nicholas, planning officer at Forest Heath District Council, said two listed buildings in Mildenhall were considered at risk.

A former builders merchants in Mill Street is undergoing development and a shop in High Street is in the process of being sold.

The district council has also drawn up an appraisal of the Mildenhall conservation area, which identifies areas that could be improved.

 

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