CHURCHES across Huddersfield are in urgent need of repair, according to a new report.
English Heritage has released its annual At Risk Register, showing which historic buildings are in a poor state
But a Huddersfield conservationist warned last night that other listed buildings in the town are also in danger.
According to English Heritage, there are eight historic churches in and around Huddersfield in a poor state of repair. They are:
St Stephen’s Church, Lindley
St Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge
Shelley Methodist Church
St Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham
St James’s Church, Slaithwaite
Christ Church, Liversedge
St Mary’s Church, Cleckheaton
St Michael and All Angels Church, Dewsbury.
Two sites associated with the mining industry are also in danger according to the report:
Emley Day Holes coal mines near Churchill Farm, Denby Dale
Medieval ironstone pits near Bentley Grange, Denby Dale.
English Heritage’s annual report includes Grade I and Grade II* listed buildings in danger.
But yesterday Chris Marsden of Huddersfield Civic Society warned there were Grade II buildings in the town which were also at risk.
“There’s the Spring Lodge and the cottages at Longroyd Bridge,” he said.
“And there’s the Broadbent’s bath house next to the old Examiner office on Queen Street South.