Calls for 'Crooked House law' to protect Britain's heritage buildings

The Crooked House is a pub that is slanted on the one side due to subsidence
The destruction of the Crooked House has led to calls to bring in a Crooked House law, which would bring in protections for all heritage buildings in the UK (Image credit: Google Street View)

The burning and demolition of The Crooked House has led to calls to bring greater protections for Britain's heritage buildings by introducing a 'Crooked House law'.

The Crooked House Pub, built in 1765, was known for its slanted architecture caused by subsidence leading it to be known as “Britain’s wonkiest pub”. However, after being purchased by property developers, the Crooked House, in Himley, West Midlands, burned down on August 5 and was demolished without permission on August 7.

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