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‘Heritage at Risk Register 2021’ revealed for Yorkshire Coast

Historic England has published its annual Heritage at Risk Register for 2021

Author: Karen LiuPublished 2 hours ago

Today, Historic England publishes its annual Heritage at Risk Register for 2021. The Register is the yearly health-check of England’s most valued historic places and those most at risk of being lost forever as a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development.

Over the last year, 130 historic buildings and sites have been added to the Register because of their deteriorating condition and some 233 sites have been saved and their futures secured.

Many have been rescued thanks to the hard work and dedication of local communities, who have come together to save places despite the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 18 months.

Charities, owners, local councils and Historic England have also worked together to see historic places restored, re-used and brought back to life.

Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England, said:

“Our heritage is an anchor for us all in testing times. Despite the challenges we have all faced recently, this year’s Heritage at Risk Register demonstrates that looking after and investing in our historic places can bring communities together, contribute to the country’s economic recovery and help tackle climate change. Our historic places deserve attention, investment and a secure future.”

On the list for the Yorkshire Coast includes:

  • Three barrows at Seamer Beacon and the ruins of Baron Albert’s Tower
  • Round barrow on Wheeldale Moor, 1150m west of Wheeldale Lodge, Egton
  • One of four round barrows known as Robin Hood’s Butts and adjacent enclosed Bronze Age urnfield, 530m north east of Black Beck Swang, Danby

You can view the areas in the Borough of Scarborough list here or the East Riding here&searchtype=harsearch){:target=_blank}.

There is also an interactive map here.

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