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SPAB CONDEMNED THIRD RUNWAY AT HEATHROW
 
The devastation of historic buildings resulting from the Government’s decision to permit a third runway at Heathrow is condemned in the strongest possible terms by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.
 
It will put at risk two Norman churches, one of the finest Mediaeval barns in the country, a former Mediaeval hallhouse at Sipson, and many other listed buildings. Even where outright demolition is not proposed, many buildings would be far too close to the runway and be permanently blighted.
 
Said the SPAB Secretary Philip Venning “Buildings that have been around for 800 years are to be needlessly sacrificed for the short term expansion of an airport that is in the wrong location, to provide more flights precisely when the Government is trying to curb greenhouse gas emissions.”
 
Follow the links below to see some of the buildings at risk
 
HARMONDSWORTH - Airport on three sides.  Major historic buildings blighted
 
HARLINGTON - Tower of grade I Church at risk.  Other listed buildings blighted
 
SIPSON - Four listed buildings to be demolished see below
 
King William IV (former Mediaeval Hall House)
King William IV (former Mediaeval Hall House) interior
Sipson House
Lanz Farmhouse