Help local people to restore, repair and – where possible – bring back into use nationally-important historical sites, buildings and structures so that less than 4% of scheduled monuments and listed buildings are considered ‘at risk’ by 2024.
How the local partners are doing on this objective
Progress: At the end of 2022/23, 10 Scheduled Monuments (3.4%) and 74 Listed Buildings (3.5%) are currently at risk. Works carried out to Myers Garth Bridge, Bishopdale; repair and strengthen byre near Snaizeholme; repairs to house to reoccupy building at Mearbeck, Settle.
Press Releases & related articles:
14 November 2023 – Westmorland monument saved
Rationale: Each scheduled monument (298) and listed building (2,128) is nationally important. The number of scheduled monuments has increased by almost half as a result of the extension of the National Park boundary in 2016. In 2017-18, 11 scheduled monuments (3.7%) and 75 listed buildings (3.5%) were assessed as being at risk. Just maintaining those levels will be challenging, unless significant new funding can be found.
Lead partner: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Further information: YDNPA – Listed Buildings
Cost over 5 years: £2,200,000
Funding shortfall: £1,200,000
Ecosystem services: Sense of place and inspiration; Sense of history
Trade-offs: Protecting archaeological sites can have impacts on the way that the is managed for habitats (C1), wildlife (C2); water quality (C3), and tourism development (E2). Restoring listed buildings can have implications for priority wildlife species – notably bats (C2). These impacts are managed and mitigated through the policies set out in the Yorkshire Dales Local Plan
Baseline: 11 Scheduled monuments (3.7%) and 75 Listed buildings (3.5%) at risk (March 2018)
‘State of the Park‘ indicator – YES