Statistics & Information

 

 

Summary of Schemes Made in 2015

 

In 2015, 29 schemes were made to settle the future of closed church buildings, of which:

  • 11 made initial provision for the future of buildings;
  • 2 amended earlier schemes;
  • 4 provided for alternative use;
  • 2 provided for demolition

 

 

Analysis of Alternative Uses since 1969

 

 

Alternative Use 1969-2005 2006-2010 2011-2015 1969- 2015
Adjuncts to adjoining estates 6 0 0 6
Arts, crafts, music or drama 28 5 2 35
Civic, cultural or community 113 21 17 151
Educational 28 5 4 37
Light industrial 7 0 2 9
Monument 130 7 16 153
Museums 16 0 0 16
Office or shopping 41 13 5 59
Other 5 0 0 5
Parochial or ecclesiastical 60 14 7 81
Private and school chapel 23 1 2 26
Residential 244 27 36 307
Sports 10 2 1 13
Storage 17 0 1 18
Worship by other Christian bodies 124 31 17 172
Alternative Use Sub-Total 852 126 110 1088
   
Demolition and Site Disposal
Additions to Churchyards 48 0 6 54
Housing Associations 78 3 2 83
Local Authorities 67 2 1 70
New Places of Worship 60 3 4 67
Not Yet Decided 2 5 2 9
Other Community Purposes 27 1 2 30
Other Purchasers 149 17 3 169
Demolition Sub-Total 431 31 20 482
   
Preservation
Churches Conservation Trust 332 7 8 347
Diocesan Board of Finance 5 0 0 5
Secretary of State 4 0 0 4
Preservation Sub-Total 341 7 8 356
   
Grand Total 1624 164 138 1926

 

 

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