Strategic Context - Designations for Registered Parks & Gardens, Archaeological Sites, Scheduled Ancient Monuments and Listed Buildings

(Influences and constraints acting of the Country Park)

Registered Parks and Gardens

English Heritage maintains the county registers of Historic Parks & Gardens. The terms "historic park" and "historic garden" are drawn widely to include features such as historic cemeteries and they can include the grounds of historic hospitals as well as historic houses.

Registered Parks and Gardens designations for the West Leeds Country Park and Green Gateways area


Archaeological sites

Special status and protection is given to the oldest sites and structures in the district which are designated and strictly controlled by English Heritage. As with listed buildings, works to alter, extend or demolish them need consent as do most works of maintenance.

These are known as Scheduled Ancient Monuments and are given a Class I designation.

There are many more sites of archaeological importance, which need to be considered when development is proposed, and these are designated in consultation with the West Yorkshire Archaeological Advisory Service (WYAAS) at Wakefield who will recommend appropriate methods of recording and control to protect archaeological sites.

Sites identified by the WYAAS as of archaeological importance are designated as Archaeological Sites and given a Class II designation.

Scheduled Ancient Monuments - Class I Sites in the West Leeds Country Park and Green Gateways area


Archaeological Sites - Class II Sites in the West Leeds Country Park and Green Gateways area

Listed Buildings

Listed buildings and structures are those included in the national list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest and given special protection. Leeds has a diverse range of buildings and structures which are listed, with around 2,300 entries in the listed building registers for Leeds (which represents about 3,300 individual listed buildings) but as additional buildings are identified and researched by English Heritage, the list grows.

Some listed building are also on a Buildings at Risk register. These buildings are at threat if repair work is not carried out, and a use for the building/structure is found.

Kirkstall Abbey and Vesper Gate which were on the At Risk Register have now been removed following extensive restoration.

Buildings / structures within on the At Risk Register

(Pink Type - LCC Building / Structure)

Risk Categories - 1 (Extreme Risk, vacant) to 6 (Not at Risk, occupied)

Category 3 – At Risk (Very  poor condition, occupied).

Priority - A (immediate risk of further rapid deterioration, no way forward agreed) to 

                 F (Repair scheme in Progress and end user identified)

Designations   

 

Site Name

Grade

Armley House (Gotts Park)

Grade II

Pudsey Cemetery

Grade II

Site name

English Heritage Ref. No.

Date of Scheduling


Owlcotes Deserted Medieval Village

AM 1257

11/04/1980

Gritstone Pillar with three cup marks in the north pavement of the A65 at Horsforth

SM 29103

18/09/1996

Cup marked rock in Calverley Wood north east of junction with Calverley Cutting

SM 29120

14/03/1997

Kirkstall Abbey and precinct, including a cup and ring marked rock

SM 29904

10/02/1998

Site name

Code

Township

St. Wilfred’s Church, Calverley

121

Calverley with Farsley

Kirkstall Forge

137

Headingley Cum Burley

Tannery at Kirkstall Hill

139

Headingley Cum Burley

Chapel, Horsforth

141

Horsforth

Listed Building/ Structure

Locality

Grade

Risk Category

Priority

Number 13 and Abbey Mills, Abbey Road

Kirkstall

II

3

C

6 & 8 Canal Road

Armley

II

3

C

Ford and weir on River Aire, off Commercial Street

Kirkstall

II

3

C

Barn west of Farnley Hall, Hall Lane

Farnley

II

3

C

Gazebo/cart shed to Farnley Hall, Hall Lane

Farnley

II

3

C

Stables west of gazebo, Farnley Hall, Hall Lane

Farnley

II

3

C

Weir on River Aire, Kirkstal Road

Kirkstall

II

3

C

Weir sluice gates, north west of Burley Mills, Kirkstall Road

Burley

II

3

C

Former corn mill, Corn Mill Fold, Low Lane

Horsforth

II

1

C

Revetment wall to Whitecote House, Pollard Lane

Whitecote

II

3

C

Meter House, Stonebridge Lane

Farnley

II

3

C

257 Upper Town Street

Bramley

II

1

A

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