YHACS is helping local societies take an active role in helping to draw attention to the buildings at risk within the Yorkshire and Humber area.
As a supplement to the buildings that are in English Heritage's 'Heritage at Risk' Register we have begun our own survey of buildings in the region that our member Societies consider to be at risk and which may not be receiving the attention and care they deserve.
We’ve asked initially for each Society to nominate one building – though we realise that they may have more – some of them many more – than one. Our initial list is presented here, with a building from each of 19 Civic Societies. They range from the massive (the Great Grimsby Ice Factory) through many other examples of industrial heritage (lime kilns at Pickering,) to the odd (a tennis pavilion in Scarborough and Kepple’s Column at Wentworth Woodhouse).
The list will be widely distributed both as a PDF and in booklet form to get publicity for the individual causes and to highlight that it is vital we fight to protect our local heritage. We hope to update and to add other buildings as we can.