Heritage at Risk
In 1998, Leeds Civic Trust first published a report on historic buildings in the City Centre which were at risk of deterioration through neglect, lack of use and lack of maintenance. Many of the buildings on that list have been restored but others still remain in a poor, if not parlous state.
The Heritage at Risk Group have been updating the Leeds Civic Trust's Heritage at Risk List, which includes both listed and unlisted buildings in the Leeds area. By way of simplification, we have categorised the buildings on our register as either Urgent (that is, in immediate structural danger) or At Risk (that is, vulnerable through neglect and decay).
Please click the following link to download the a PDF version of the list: Heritage at Risk List 2013 (120 KB).
Since the main aim of an Heritage at Risk Register is to get something done about it, we give the name of the owner where known. We would welcome corrections or additional information where this is not known.
Once a building or structure is deemed is no longer deemed 'at risk' it is removed from our Heritage at Risk List and moved onto our Watch List. This enables us to ensure that we continue to monitor it to ensure it does not deteriorate back into a state of disrepair. Please click the following link to download a PDF version of the list: Heritage at Risk Watch List (90 KB).
English Heritage publish their Buildings at Risk Register annually, concentrating on Grade I and Grade II* listed buildings. In 2009 this was combined with other parts of the historic environment such as registered parks and gardens and scheduled ancient monuments under the title of Heritage at Risk. The lastest Register expands the scope further by including conservation areas and the results of their survey of places of worship.
We are in the process of working with Leeds City Council to update their 2009 Buildings at Risk Register, a copy of which can be found by clicking here. In June 2012 the Council's Conservation Team produced a report to Joint Plans Panel providing them with an updated register and a strategy with priorities for 2012 - 13. To view a copy of this report please click here.Finally, we give the reference number on the Images of England website where more information can be found about the listed structures. Details of all the listed buildings in England can be found in the National Heritage List for England within the Images of England website. We are adding to the Register more detailed information sheets which explain the importance of individual entries.