An ivy-shrouded cemetery chapel, a London street scheme and a reservoir "spillway" resembling an immense staircase are among the 10 most threatened Victorian and Edwardian structures in England and Wales.

Also on the list of most at-risk buildings from the period are a rare early railway station, a former county hall and an abandoned church which have all fallen into a state of disrepair.

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The Langton Dock Pumphouse on Merseyside which has become derelict

The Victorian Society published the list of the 10 most threatened buildings after calling on the public to highlight at-risk Victorian and Edwardian heritage.

The society said the solutions for the buildings varied, with some requiring the local authority to step in to protect them and others needing a rethink of plans for them.

Most need urgent action, the organisation said.

Chris Costello, director of the Victorian Society, said: "The public responded enthusiastically to our call for threatened buildings. It shows the public cares - but it also shows there are still too many historic buildings at risk, without recognition or protection.

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The wonderfully-named Butterley Spillway in West Yorkshire

"Whether the solution is restoration or finding a new use for a building, it always takes money and often a long time.

"In the meantime it's vital that historic buildings are secured against weather and vandals. We owe it to future generations to ensure such memorable buildings are still around in 100 years."

The Victorian Society is calling on the public to help in protecting historic buildings.

Click on the gallery to see which are the 10 most at-risk Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

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  • Waterloo Hotel, Smethwick

    Waterloo Hotel, Smethwick, West Midlands - a Grade II* pub and hotel which has a restaurant with original grill still in working order and highly decorated ceiling and wall tiles, but is now in a "deplorable" state, according to the Victorian Society.

  • Mechanics Institute, Swindon

    Mechanics Institute, Swindon - a Grade II* building paid for by rail workers, which contained the UK's first lending library and ran many activities and classes, but which has become prey to vandals and arsonists since it closed in 1986.

  • Church of St Peter and St Paul, Birch

    Church of St Peter and St Paul, Birch, Essex - a Grade II church which was abandoned 20 years ago and now has rotten wood floors, crumbling stonework and a weathercock which was damaged by a low-flying Chinook.

  • Agecroft Cemetery Chapel, Salford

    Agecroft Cemetery Chapel, Salford - a tall Grade II mortuary chapel with Art Nouveau stained glass windows which was closed and abandoned in the 1980s and now faces a bleak future with no obvious viable use.

  • Ipswich former County Hall

    Ipswich former County Hall - a Grade II building which once boasted wood panelling and stained glass windows, but has been at the mercy of vandals, thieves and squatters since being sold to a private owner, the Victorian Society said.

  • Hendrefoilan House, near Swansea

    Hendrefoilan House, near Swansea - a Grade II* house built on the site of a medieval farmhouse, which was used for university accommodation and teaching since the 1960s and is now unused, and is suffering from damp and lead theft.

  • Holborn Circus, London

    Holborn Circus, London - a meeting place of six roads which terminate at a statue of Prince Albert suffered Second World War damage that led to buildings being demolished. There are plans for a layout redesign which the Victorian Society opposes.

  • Butterley Spillway, Marsden

    Butterley Spillway, Marsden, West Yorkshire - a Grade II listed spillway that resembles a giant staircase and was designed to allow the release of water during heavy rain. It is the only listed spillway in the UK but is under threat from plans for a concrete replacement.

  • Pumphouse, Langton Dock, Bootle

    Pumphouse, Langton Dock, Bootle, Merseyside - a Grade II listed pumphouse which originally contained a steam engine to operate the locks but has become derelict.

  • Wingfield Station, Derbyshire

    Wingfield Station, Derbyshire - a small Grade II listed railway station which was closed with the 1960s rail cuts and has fallen into disrepair under private ownership.