THERE are a number of sites across south Cumbria that Historic England have deemed as being at risk.

The Heritage at Risk Register includes buildings, places of worship, monuments, parks and gardens, conservation areas, battlefields and wreck sites that are listed and have been assessed and found to be at risk.

Here is a list of the sites at risk in south Cumbria, according to Historic England:

- Central Barrow, a conservation area

- Church of St Mary of Furness on Duke Street, Barrow

- St George's Square in Barrow

- Steamer Street Tenements, 2-12 Steamer Street and 1-13 Island Road

- Enclosure castle known as Gleaston Castle, Gleaston

- Castle Hill monument in Ulverston

- Newland Blast Furnace (Blacking Mill only), Ulverston

- Prehistoric hut circle settlements, enclosure, cairnfields, funerary cairns, a dispersed medieval settlement, field system and kilns on Heathwaite Fell

- Nibthwaite furnace (millpond)

- Lowwood gunpowder works near Newby Bridge

- Backbarrow Ironworks

- Church of St Peter, Woodhouse Lane, Milnthorpe

- Low Gatebeck gunpowder works, Endmoor

- Church of Holy Trinity and St George, New Road, Kendal

- Burneside Hall, pele tower and gatehouse, Hall Road, Burneside

- Church of St Anne, Meadowcroft, Ings

- Three round cairns, Rydal Beck

- Settlement on west slope of The Tongue, Troutbeck Park

- Round cairn, Hagg Gill

A total of £650,000 in grants have been given to historic places in the North West throughout the past year, in addition, £1,467,597 of lifeline grants from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund have been provided.

These emergency grants have kick-started essential repairs and maintenance at many precious historic sites during the pandemic and helped protect the livelihoods of the skilled craft workers who keep our cherished historic places alive.