Heritage sites at risk

Heritage sites at risk

Published at 1:44pm 20th October 2015. (Updated at 5:05pm 20th October 2015)

Nearly 30 heritage sites across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale are at risk from decay, neglect or development.

They feature on the new 'at risk' register produced by Historic England.

Sites on the list include the 19th century Dale End Mill in Lothersdale, the Twelve Apostles stone circle on Burley Moor and an orangery at Ripley Castle.

However, the number of sites on the list has reduced since it was first created in 1999.

Heritage at Risk Projects Officer Craig McHugh said: "On the whole, things are getting better. We were set a target by the Government to reduce our heritage at risk by 25% and that includes all sorts of things - it's archaeological sites, historic buildings, historic parks.

"Since 2010, we've actually removed around 40% of historic sites from our register in Yorkshire.

"We're really pleased with what we've done and we couldn't have achieved it without terrific support from owners, volunteers and local authorities and other funders.

"It's a real team effort."

You can see the full list of sites on the register at https://content.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/har-2015-registers/yo-har-register2015.pdf/