Revealed: West Leeds ‘buildings at risk’


Councillors will today discuss a new action plan to help historic buildings at risk across the city.

18 buildings in West Leeds are on the council’s list which highlights buildings at risk of neglect and decay.

A report being presented to Leeds City Council’s Joint Plans Panel says the authority is working to “prioritise intervention”, and its work can range “from partnership working with owners to the use of statutory powers to carry out repairs”.

The former Mike’s Carpets building in Armley is one of the five buildings across the city which the council has prioritised.

The report states the council is pleased with progress on the building, which has seen ‘high quality’ restoration work carried out thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the council.

Buildings identified ‘at risk’


Armley Park Plaque approximately 40 metres east of Fountain, Stanningley Road Armley

Armley Park Plaque Approximately 40 metres west of Fountain, Stanningley Road Armley

Redcote Canal Bridge (Bridge 224), Redcote Lane Armley

Weir and Sluice Gates at NGR 2658 3497 Approximately 450 metres North West of Burley Mills, Kirkstall Road

Armley Weir on River Aire at NGR 2655 3488, Kirkstall Road Armley

Bramley and Stanningley

Pair of Lamp Posts Approximately 3 metres to West of Church of St Thomas, Stanningley Road

Weir and retaining walls on the River Aire, Pollard Lane

Farnley and Wortley

Gazebo and cart-shed to Farnley Hall, Hall Lane

Meter House and two cottages south west of Stonebridge Mills, Stonebridge Lane

Old Mill, Engine House and Boiler House at Stonebridge Mills, Stonebridge Lane

Row of workshops to the north of Stonebridge Mills, Stonebridge Lane


Abbey Mills, 13 Abbey Road, Kirkstall

Ford and Weir on river Aire, Kirkstall

Kirkstall Forge buildings with halve hammers, slitting mill machinery, Abbey Road

Kirkstall Forge former cottages now offices, Abbey Road

Kirkstall Forge former stables now garages, Abbey Road

The Rising Sun Public House, 290 Kirkstall Road

Read the report in full here.


  1. I don’t know why the council don’t just make Mikes Carpets into apartments instead of constantly proposing things but doing nothing. I worked there and they would be lovely with the windows and distinctive features. There is even a safe underground car park and the two old cinemas which could also be transformed. Just get on with it!


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