Seven Historic Yorkshire Sites Have Been Added To ‘At Risk’ Register

Seven Historic Yorkshire Sites Have Been Added To ‘At Risk’ Register

Historic England has added seven more heritage sites in Yorkshire to its At Risk Register for 2023. Sites that are added to the under threat list for a number of reasons such as neglect, decay, or in appropriate development, the heritage organisations says.

The newly listed sites include four in North Yorkshire, two in West Yorkshire and one in South Yorkshire. Cannon Hall’s kitchen garden in Barnsley is one of the new additions to the At Risk list due to risk of collapsing onto the path and the spot has been fenced off. There are in total 4,871 enteries on the list in England 48 fewer than in 2022.

On top of the newly added sites at risk, Historic England has also removed 13 sites from the register in the last 12 months due to repairs having taken place.

These sites include Scarborough’s South Cliff Gardens, Sheffield’s General Cemetery, Holmfirth Conservation Area and The Camellia House at Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire.

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This was due to £1.2m in repair grants given out in the last year’s register in Yorkshire, according to Historic England. Buildings and sites had been rescued with the help and commitment of the local people, communities, charities, owners and funders, including The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Tom Frater, Historic England’s regional director for the North East and Yorkshire, said: “Protecting our heritage in Yorkshire is so important. It is truly inspirational to see communities in the region coming together to save historic places and find new uses for them.”

Mr Frater continued: “After a quarter of a century of the Heritage At Risk Register, we are celebrating the many places that have been saved, as we continue to find new ways to involve local people in caring for and enjoying their heritage.”

Check out the list of sites in Yorkshire added to the At Risk Register below:

  • Cannon Hall’s kitchen garden wall in Barnsley, South Yorkshire
  • Cropton Hall Garth, which is a motte and bailey castle including a later medieval manor house, a medieval trackway and a pond in Cropton, North Yorkshire
  • Round barrows and entrenchments on Egton High Moor in Egton, North Yorkshire
  • Roppa South Cross on Carr Cote Ridge, near Piethorn, Helmsley, in North Yorkshire
  • Station Road Conservation Area in Batley, West Yorkshire
  • Bridge and medieval gateway at Walton Hall in Walton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • A round barrow on Wheeldale Moor, west of Wheeldale Lodge in Egton, North Yorkshire

Check out Historic England’s Heritage at Risk register in full here.

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