Story by Sarah Cattell. Photo by Rita Walcock in 2018.
In September this year, the South Yorkshire Local Heritage List project was launched, along with its accompanying website https://local-heritage-list.org.uk/south-yorkshire.
The project’s aim is to encourage people from across the region to get involved with the protection of their local heritage by nominating historic places they value for inclusion on the list.
All kinds of historic sites (or heritage assets) are eligible for nomination, including buildings, commemorative monuments, archaeological sites, parks and gardens and designed landscapes. Inclusion on the local list will not only give recognition of the positive contribution these places make to their areas, but also help to protect them through the planning system.
Nominations can be made directly from the website, which also has lots of useful information about the local list, as well as ‘how to’ guides to help you through the process. In order to be accepted onto the list, each heritage asset must meet a number of criteria based on ones outlined by Historic England, but tailored to reflect South Yorkshire history, these can also be viewed on the website.
So, if you know somewhere that enhances the character of Burngreave and should be protected for the future, get over to the website and get nominating!