ONE OF THE MOST in-depth studies ever undertaken into the state of the region’s historic treasures has revealed that the East Riding has the greatest proportion of “high risk” scheduled monuments in England. Paull Holme Tower is one such monument at risk.

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Paull Holme Tower, a 15th Century three storey brick tower on Thorngumbald Road between Paull and Thorngumbald was once part of a fortified manor house complex, but is now described as being in “very bad” condition. Its priority status has been classed as A(A) by English Heritage which signifies that it is at:

Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed.”

This is one of the key local findings in the 2010 Heritage at Risk report published yesterday (Wednesday, 7 July 2010) by English Heritage.

Apparently, in 2005 a Paull Holme Preservation Society was formed, and plans to restore or at least preserve the tower. If anyone could send the Hedon Blog information about this group, it would be much appreciated!

Link: Paull Holme Tower on English Heritage website

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