HISTORIC sites across Mid Cheshire are at risk of being lost forever.

The most recent Heritage at Risk Register from Historic England includes more than half a dozen sites in the area.

The register 'gives an annual snapshot of the health of England’s valued historic buildings and places'.

Across the country, there are 4,871 heritage buildings and sites considered at risk.

While the register saw 159 new additions over the last year, 203 sites were removed for positive reasons such as repairs done or the overall management has been improved.

Chief executive Duncan Wilson said: “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 Heritage at Risk 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.”

Mid Cheshire sites on the Heritage at Risk list (condition)

  • Alderley Edge (Poor)

  • Aston Park (Poor)

  • Bridge over moat at Hulme Hall (Poor)

  • Eddisbury hillfort east of Old Pale Farm (Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems)

  • Northwich Town Centre (Very bad)

  • Middlewich Town Centre (Very bad)

  • Motte and bailey 360m north of Harthill Bank (Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems)

  • Tabley Old Hall moated site and gatehouse (Extensive significant problems)

  • Utkinton Hall (Poor)

  • World War II defences of the former airfield of RAF Cranage (Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems)