Campaign to Save Historic Sikh Temple Dealt a Blow

October 30, 2009

Author: Michael Purton

Source: News Shopper

A campaign group’s fight to save a historic Sikh temple from demolition has been dealt a blow with English Heritage refusing to make it a listed building.

SAVE has been battling to preserve the 137-year-old Siri Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara in Gravesend since Gravesham Council granted permission for it to be knocked down in July.

This week English Heritage rejected an application by SAVE to have the temple in Clarence Place listed as a Grade II building to protect it from demolition.

Listing reasons for the decision, a report by English Heritage said: “The building does not demonstrate either an uncommon building material nor constructional innovation.”