SOME of Hounslow's most treasured historic areas are under threat - a new survey has revealed.
English Heritage collaborated with Hounslow Council to produce a list showing which conservation areas are currently at risk of 'neglect, decay or damaging change', in the borough.
Hounslow Cavalry Barracks and St Paul's Conservation Area in Brentford are two of the eight locations identified as having deteriorated in the last three years or at risk of doing so in the next three years.
An English Heritage spokeswoman said the barracks in Beaver's Lane, Hounslow could be threatened by the possibility of a housing development and the streets around St Paul's will face extra pressure once the Brentford Football Club site starts to be developed.
She added that as some of the smaller terraced houses have now been let out as owners try to release capital, 'some of the new tenants are making unsympathetic changes to the exterior', like erecting satellite dishes.
Also on the list was The Butts in Brentford, where 'unsympathetic changes have harmed the character and appearance', with some owners erecting renewable energy equipment on their roofs and using new materials and finishes.
Other buildings at risk include St Paul's Church in Brentford, St Stephen's conservation area in Hounslow, Cranford Village, Stamford Brook and Woodlands Grove in Isleworth.
Nigel Barker head of English Heritage's regional partnerships in the London region, said: "English Heritage is grateful for Hounslow Council's participation in the conservation area (CA) survey and the feedback has provided us with a valuable snapshot of the condition of the CAs in the borough.
"Like many other CAs across London, the challenge of managing the introduction of new development is a common factor.
"What is particularly encouraging for English Heritage is Hounslow's recognition of these challenges and pressures and how they may impact on the condition of their CAs in the immediate and long term future."