YORKSHIRE'S heritage has had £237m from the Heritage Lottery Fund over the past 10 years.
A report out this week shows how a huge investment by the heritage sector, private owners and passionate volunteers has transformed the region's historic environment.
But the report also warns that this cannot be taken for granted and more needs to be done.
Heritage Counts 2004 is the annual report on the state of the region's historic environment, published by English Heritage on behalf of the heritage sector.
This year's report contains new data on the state of Yorkshire and the Humber's most significant historic parks, gardens and cemeteries, most of which are listed at Grade I or II* and enjoy legal protection.
The research discovered that most cemeteries are in a frail condition, with many now in a sorry state.
A study of urban parks, pleasure grounds and landscape parks reveals that water features are often in a below average condition, while development beyond park boundaries was deemed negative in 63% of cases.
But on a positive note, the vast majority of parks and cemeteries were revealed to have the potential for successful conservation work. David Fraser, English Heritage Yorkshire Regional Director, said:
"The survey is ongoing and these are only preliminary results.
"But they confirm that the region has a rich landscape heritage, especially in its municipal parks created after the Industrial Revolution.
"Generally, local authorities are doing their best to care for those under their control, given their often limited resources.
"But clearly more needs to be done."
In Kirklees, 2.1% of listed buildings are at risk.