Heritage at Risk In Yorkshire

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Historic England publish the 2018 Heritage at Risk Register. 111 sites from the original 1998 register have been removed, but 50 sites are still at risk.

Historic England are celebrating 20 years of the Heritage at Risk Register - a programme that details listed buildings and places in England that are in need of help.

This year, 18 sites have been added to the list, which include former industrial buildings and a Gothic-style  school in Bradford. 

35 sites have been removed, and their future secured. One of the oldest Methodist chapels in England are among the removed sites.

Jane Jackson, the Heritage at Risk Principal in Yorkshire said: "Over the past 20 years we have used the Heritage at Risk Register to highlight places in need of care and attention. We have dedicated time, expertise and money to bring cherished places back into use and we are proud to have played our part in saving them from neglect. Despite the successes, other places continue to fall into disrepair. They have been added to this year's register, and we will focus our attention on them in the years ahead."

The sites that have been added to the 2018 Risk Register in West Yorkshire are:

  • Former Feversham Street First School, Bradford
  • Former Huddersfield Infirmary 

Some sites have managed to be saved over the past year. Here are some of the listings that have been removed in West Yorkshire.

  • Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Heponstall, Calderdale
  • Milnsbridge House, Dowker Street, Huddersfield

Other sites have also been removed because their futures have been decided, and have been on the Register for 20 years:

  • Kirklees priory Gatehouse, Kirklees Park, Brighouse

Sites that have been making progress are:

  • The First White Cloth Hall, Leeds
  • Lister Mills, Manningham, Bradford

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