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Destroyed 17th century ceiling in Bristol prompts calls for new protections


Why smash it up? If it's not part of the aesthetic of the current development cover it up or find some other means to treat it so the next generation can enjoy it. Listing is a way to protect and highlight, but value can be found in historic buildings not listed or in other ways protected. Just because something old isn't listed doesn't mean it has no value or significance. And if it wasn't worthy of listing perhaps aspects such as the ceiling would have been enough to include the building on a local list so even the unthinking would have paused. Recognising the significance of these elements of our history is the responsibility of those involved in making alterations where there is no formal protection. That ceiling would have been a great thing to find for the next crop of students to live with or the next generation of owner to take it on.

Posted date

11 September, 2017

Posted time

10:59 am