16 historic Harrogate district sites on ‘at risk’ list


Last updated Oct 16, 2020
The Church of St Mary on Harlow Terrace in Harrogate is in a very bad condition.

Sixteen historic sites in the Harrogate district have been included on Historic England’s at risk register, which was published today.

The register identifies sites most at risk of “being lost as a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development”.

Historic England, a non-departmental public body, uses the register to work with owners to understand repairs and find funding.

The register downgrades the condition of the Church of St Mary on Harlow Terrace, which is disused, from ‘poor’ to ‘very bad’.

The grade II* listed building dates back to 1916 but has structural problems and needs lots of work. Mineral felt in the roof is leaking and the stone is deteriorating.

The register says proposals to convert St Mary’s into new use are not progressing.

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Other Harrogate district heritage sites ‘at risk’

The Heritage at Risk register highlights the plight of a further 15 historic buildings or places in the district:

  • Temple of Victory in Flaxby – fair
  • Orangery at Ripley Castle – poor
  • Butterton Bridge in Warsill – poor
  • Dob Park Lodge in Weston – poor
  • Church of St James in Baldersby – fair
  • Carved rocks on edge of Snowden Carr, Askwith – generally satisfactory
  • Henge monument at Hutton Conyers – extensive significant problems
  • Hutton Hall at Hutton Conyers – generally satisfactory
  • Round barrow at Hutton Conyers – generally satisfactory
  • Medieval fishponds in Markington and Wallerthwaite – generally unsatisfactory
  • Howe Hill motte and Bailey Castle at North Deighton – generally unsatisfactory
  • Allerton Park at Allerton Castle – generally satisfactory
  • Plumpton Rocks at Plompton – generally satisfactory
  • Swinton Castle at Swinton – generally satisfactory
  • Site of Battle of Boroughbridge – generally satisfactory


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