Buildings at Risk

Last updated: 3 March 2009

In conjunction with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency ( NIEA), the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society has compiled an online Register of Buildings at Risk in Northern Ireland (BARNI). The Register highlights buildings of architectural and historic interest whose future seems threatened and may be suitable for restoration and repair. For the first time a small number of scheduled monuments whose condition gives cause for concern are also included. The project aims to heighten public awareness of structures that appear to be 'at risk'; provide help and advice for existing owners who may wish to engage upon a suitable scheme of repair; and offer assistance to potential new restoring owners who are looking for suitable properties.

The eighth Built Heritage at Risk in Northern Ireland (BHARNI) catalogue was launched on  19 February 2009 in Crumlin Road Gaol by Environment Minister Sammy Wilson. The catalogue ,which is a joint project between Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society (UAHS), identifies historic buildings throughout Northern Ireland in need of restoration. Entries to the BHARNI catalogue have been included primarily on the basis of an external visual inspection of the condition of the building.  All listed buildings that re considered to be 'at risk' are included as well as a number of scheduled monumnets.  A number of non-listed buildings , particularly those situated within a conservation area, which have local,historic or architectural significance and which make a contribution to the urban or rural setting, are also included. There are 90 entries in this volume of  the BHARNI Catalogue and over 500 entries on the online BHARNI register.

This is the latest in a series of publications aimed at highlighting the plight of historic buildings at risk throughout Northern Ireland. A wide selection of buildings are featured, representing just under one quarter of the total number on the online BARNI Register. The 'Good News', 'Bad News' sections give updates on buildings featured in previous catalogues, while the case study section champions successful restoration projects on former buildings at risk. You may access the latest version of the Buildings at Risk Catalogue through the following link.

. Buildings at Risk Northern Ireland (Volume 8)

Front Cover ( pdf - 242 KB)Opens in New window

Introduction and Contents ( pdf - 121 KB )Opens in New window

Case Studies ( pdf 1.66 MB )Opens in New window

Good News ( pdf - 1.45 MB )Opens in New window

Bad News ( pdf - 896 KB )Opens in New window

Still At Risk ( pdf - 1.29 MB)Opens in New window

City Of Belfast ( pdf - 667 KB )Opens in New window

County Antrim ( pdf - 789 KB )Opens in New window

County Armagh ( pdf - 783 KB )Opens in New window

County Down ( pdf - 953 KB )Opens in New window

County Fermanagh ( pdf - 819 KB )Opens in New window

County Londonderry ( pdf - 744 KB )Opens in New window

County Tyrone ( pdf - 715 KB )Opens in New window

Alternatively, printed copies are available free-of-charge (postage and packaging may be applicable) from the address below.

Complementary publications: the 'Directory of Funds for Historic Buildings Northern Ireland ' and the 'Directory of Traditional Building Skills' can also be obtained free-of-charge from the address below (postage and packaging may be applicable).

Successful restoration case studies of buildings and monuments that have previously featured on BARNI.

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