Bridge over Grisdale Beck Grade II Listed Building

A6 – Scheduled monuments & listed buildings

How are we doing on this objective

A6.    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.

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

Supporting partnersNatural England; Historic England; Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company;

Further information:  YDNPA

Cost over 5 years:  £2,200,000

Funding shortfall: £1,200,000

Related objectives: A1; A5, A7, A8, A9; F5; F6

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)

Progress: At the end of 2019/20, 10 scheduled monuments (3.4%) and 76 listed buildings (3.6%) remain at risk.


State of the Park‘ indicator – YES