The many listed buildings in March town were the subject of an interesting talk to The March Society given by its chair, Jennifer Lawler.

Jennifer explained the significance of a building being designated as ‘listed’ and outlined the three grades of listing.

Pictures of March’s 52 listed buildings were shown and facts about the buildings and their previous occupants were given.

She showed an eclectic mix of houses, pubs, churches, chest tombs and railway buildings. The town hall, old court house, museum, Station Road cemetery, Stone Cross, war memorial and memorial fountain were all included.

Cambs Times: The Stone Cross in March.The Stone Cross in March. (Image: Jennifer Lawler)

Many of these listed buildings have been well preserved or sympathetically altered but some have fallen into disrepair.

Jennifer remarked that, in cases of severe deterioration, district councils may step in.

The next event of The March Society will be a presentation at 7pm in March Library on Wednesday, June 19. 

This is by Nicola Oldfield, chief engineer, Middle Level Commissioners, and is entitled ‘In the steps of Vermuyden’.

It will be a short history of fenland drainage explaining how Internal Drainage Boards and the Middle Level Commissioners work today to manage water in the catchment, highlighting the challenges due to a changing climate.

Come along for an interesting talk, refreshments and the latest March news. All welcome. Members £2, visitors £3. Website Facebook and Twitter.