A new survey on the state of Swansea's listed buildings has shown that 48 are regarded as being at risk.
There are an incredible 515 listed buildings in Swansea and the worrying news is that the number regarded as at risk of serious decay has increased over the last five years.
Swansea has also got the most at risk building in Wales - Hendrefoilan House.
Of the 48 vulnerable properties 23 are actually owned by the City Council who acknowledge their responsibilty for their upkeep but also have no budget for any works.
Hendrefoilan House is actually owned by the University and was used for accomodation and teaching though now the building is not in use.
The University have now acknowledged their responsibilities and are carrying out essential works that will slow any further deterioration.
Ulimately buildings such as these need to be brought back into regular use. They are part of the city's heritage and must be preserved.
3rd July 2013