Appleby Moot Hall has been added to the Heritage at Risk register by Historic England.
The building is described as being of “exceptional historical significance”.
“It is one of the few surviving moot halls in England,” says Historic England. “Its national importance has been recognised through its Grade II* listed status.
“Extended over time, the hall’s two-storey range of rubblestone construction, rendered and painted white, alongside its sash windows and stone detailing, is characteristic of Georgian architecture in Cumbria. “Surveys have shown that extensive work is needed to address issues with its construction and enhance its resilience to combat the impact of extreme weather.
“It is hoped this work will be the start of a project which will encourage more locals and tourists to visit the moot hall and appreciate its history. “The development will ideally become a benchmark for the buildings of the town, allowing the moot hall to continue in its role at the centre of the life of Appleby, and preserving this loved building for future generations.”