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Buildings of Concern
During 2013 and 2014 SPT was asked to look at several buildings to give advice or from concerned local people worrying about their state. After a meeting with the District Council conservation officers we agreed a series of actions that SPT could do to help the officers with additional information or pressure. We also went through their list of buildings at risk. This list we have asked to be on the SDC website as it is a matter of concern to all of us that our heritage in is good condition, known about and well represented by our local council. This has not happened yet so we thought we would mention some of the buildings here on our website.
The Old Convent
The Old Convent is a really important building to Stroud and has been at the heart of Stroud’s regeneration since the 1970’s. The story of that building is the first chapter in our book, Stroud – a Town Changed by Community Action. Whilst researching that chapter we realised that the corner of the chapel is in dire condition and we would consider this to be a building at risk. SPT is in correspondence with the owners who have offered us a tour to look at the whole building. Considerable sums of money are required to save this marvellous Benjamin Bucknall building – situated in a key area of the Stroud Town Centre Neighbourhood Plan designated area.
This mill building is in a parlous state of repair. SPT has researched the owners of this building and asked the District Council officers to write to them immediately with their concerns about the building. Higher up above the mill the old Fromehall Mill Owners house has been knocked down and redeveloped but there is a stable block of some magnificence in complete disrepair.