West Leeds: Historic ‘buildings at risk’ revealed


Councillors will next week discuss a list of historic buildings and monuments threatened by neglect and decay across Leeds.

Members of the Joint Plans Panel will hear the work is progressing to restore five priority buildings in Leeds, including the First White Cloth Hall in Kirkgate, Temple Mill and Temple Lodge in Holbeck, Stank Hall Barn in Beeston, Hunslet Mill and Thorpe Hall.

The meeting will also hear of updates to other schemes acxross the city on both council-owned and pri9bvately owned sites.

The sites identified as ‘at risk’ in West Leeds are included in this interactive map:

They are also listed here:


Armley ward

  • Armley Park Plaque approximately 40 metres east of Fountain, Stanningley Road
  • Armley Park Plaque approximately 40 metres west of Fountain, Stanningley Road
  • Redcote Canal Bridge, Redcote Lane
  • Weir and Sluice Gates approximately 450 metres North West of Burley Mills, Kirkstall Road
  • Weir on River Aire, Kirkstall Road

Bramley and Stanningley Ward

  • 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, Bramley

Calverley and Farsley Ward

  • Calverley Old Hall, 14-24 Woodhall Road

Farnley and Wortley Ward

  • Barn approximately 75m west of Farnley Hall, Hall Lane
  • Meter House and two cottages south west of Stonebridge Mills, Stonebridge Lane
  • The Old Mill, Engine House and Boiler House at Stonebridge Mills, Stonebridge Lane
  • Row of workshops to the north of Stonebridge Mills, Stonebridge Lane
  • Row of three cottages to the north west of Stonebridge Mills, Stonebridge Lane
  • The Rising Sun pub in Kirkstall Road. Phooto: Google maps/Google Street View

Kirkstall Ward

  • Abbey Mills, 13 Abbey Road
  • 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

There are no identified buildings at risk in Pudsey Ward.



A report to the meeting says:

“The ongoing survey of the city’s listed buildings (2,443 in total) has shown that the number of listed buildings at risk of neglect has increased since the last report, due mainly to better information resulting from the Building at Risk survey rather than a sudden deterioration in the condition of the city’s listed buildings.

“Resources are being concentrated on five priorities (the “big five”) but the Council is also intervening in numerous other Buildings at Risk.”

The report can be read in full here.

The Joint Plans Panel meets on Thursday, 22 June, at 1.30pm in Leeds Civic Hall. The meeting is open to the public.


  1. I find it difficult to believe that Pudsey has not had any buildings identified as at risk…..What about The TRINITY a wonderful old building in a sorry state of neglect and decay…Also our Town Hall again an amazing building that requires attention…Who I ask makes these decisions or is it a matter of our councillors failing to put the needs of Pudsey Forward?


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