The adaptive re-use of listed English churches: conservation or desecration?

Wright, Stephen (2010) The adaptive re-use of listed English churches: conservation or desecration? MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (3144kB)

    Abstract

    This paper seeks to research the problem of conserving such buildings when they become obsolete or not used for their originally intended purpose, thus rendering them redundant. An empty church building will inevitably attract unwanted attention from vandals and pilferers, which in turn accelerates the process of neglect. To avoid this most unwelcome scenario, adaptive re-use has been applied to many such religious buildings.

    Various organisations, trusts and individuals will be approached to gain knowledge about the problems and solutions associated with the adaptive re-use of these quintessentially English buildings, whether it be for a new community use, further use as a place of worship, or both.
    Is adaptive re-use of English listed churches a successful means of conserving and prolonging the useful life of these buildings and if so, what makes for a successful adaptive re-use of these important structures?

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 09:54
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:17
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1099

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...