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.

Dalton Mills' condition is described as "very bad".

Built as a worsted mill between 1866 and 1877, it is partly occupied.

The complex 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.

Genappe Mill was gutted in a huge blaze in 2022, which resulted in the collapse of the roof and floor structure.

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

The late-18th-century cotton mill is also described as being in a “very bad” condition.

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.

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

Historic England says around 6,800 sites have been rescued over the past 25 years – equivalent to around three-quarters of the entries on the original register.

Chief executive Duncan Wilson added: “Protecting our heritage is so important.

“The Heritage at Risk programme shines a light on our historic sites most in need and can help to attract funding and help.

“After a quarter of a century of the register, we are celebrating how many places have been saved and continue to find new ways to involve local people in caring for and enjoying their heritage.”