FOUR historic sites across Keighley – plus a conservation area – remain at risk, according to Historic England.

Dalton Mills, Whinburn, Low Mill, St James’ Church at Cross Roads and the Devonshire Park and Cliffe Castle Conservation Area are all included in the public body’s latest Heritage at Risk Register.

The organisation, which champions and campaigns to protect the country’s historic sites, produces the register annually to spotlight buildings and areas deemed to be in danger of being lost due to decay or neglect – or in some cases, inappropriate development.

It is seen as a snapshot of the health of some of England’s most valued historic places.

The latest register features 523 entries across Yorkshire – including 106 listed buildings.

Over the past year, 17 historic sites in the county have been removed from the register – and four added.

Dalton Mills, built as a worsted mill between 1866 and 1877, is partly occupied.

It comprises Tower Mill – which is described as not being at risk – Genappe Mill and New Mill.

There are also several ancillary buildings, a chimney and intact surviving machinery.

The site was bought by a new owner in 2014 and a programme of phased repair and refurbishment began to create a mixed commercial development.

Low Mill, in Low Mill Lane, has been derelict for years.

The late-18th-century cotton mill is described as being in a “very bad” condition and “at immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric”.

Historic England adds that discussions are underway with a new owner regarding potential reuse and development.

Whinburn is listed in the register’s parks and gardens category.

Its entry states that the house has fine Edwardian interiors but adds “the gardens are overgrown and the buildings and structures are in need of repair”.

The gardens belonging to Whinburn Lodge were partly laid out in around 1897, with additional formal landscaping and features dating from 1912 to 1938.

The property is currently for sale.

St James’ Church is described as being in poor condition.

Historic England says some repairs were carried out in 2016, with National Lottery funding, but that high-level roofs have subsequently deteriorated and require a further phase of repair.

The Devonshire Park and Cliffe Castle Conservation Area is said to be in a poor state and following a deteriorating trend.

Trevor Mitchell, regional director for Historic England in the North East and Yorkshire, said: “Our heritage is an anchor for us all in testing times. The 17 sites saved this year in Yorkshire show what’s possible with strong partnerships investing together to secure public benefits.”