A CHURCH near Alresford has been added to a buildings at risk register.

But the good news for St Simon and St Jude in Church Lane, Bramdean, is that funding has been secured for repairs early in 2019.

Historic England has published the 2018 Heritage at Risk Register, the annual snapshot of the health of England’s historic places.

In the South East, 18 historic buildings and sites have been newly identified as in danger in 2018.

They include the church in Bramdean, a grade II* listed Norman village church which was extended in the mid-19th century and early 20th century built mainly of rendered flint rubble.

The church is at risk due to defects to the roofs and leaking guttering. It also has structural problems with the east gable wall to the chancel.

But Historic England says Heritage Lottery Funding has been granted and work is due to start in early 2019.

This year Historic England is celebrating 20 years of the register, its tool for shining a light on the listed buildings that need most help.

the quango says progress has been made in saving our heritage and giving it new uses – more than two thirds of entries on the original 1998 Register for England have been rescued.

Many of the remaining third of entries from1998 have seen great progress despite being the hardest to solve.

Alison McQuaid, of Historic England said: “Over the past 20 years we have used the register to highlight places in need of care and attention. We have dedicated time, expertise and money to bring cherished places back into use and we are proud to have played our part in saving them from neglect.”