BRADFORD'S former Feversham Street First School has been added to the latest list of threatened heritage in England.

The Grade II* Gothic style building was built in 1873 and later became the first mixed Higher Elementary Board School in England.

After closing as a school in 1993 it has most recently been home to a DIY store but is currently boarded up.

Historic England has added the building to its Heritage at Risk Register 2018 because its condition had steadily deteriorated, particularly the roof which is in "very poor condition".

The school building is one of 18 sites that have been added to the register in Yorkshire, as Historic England marks 20 years of the At Risk register.

It's inclusion states: "Plans for repair and re-use are currently in the pipeline which we hope will see this striking building and local landmark brought back to life and saved for future generations."

A planning application to turn the building into a restaurant and function room was submitted in August, but was withdrawn last month after conservation bosses needed more detail. A further application can be submitted within 12 months at no extra charge.

Jane Jackson, Heritage at Risk principal in Yorkshire, said: “Over the past 20 years we have used the Heritage at Risk Register to highlight places in need of care and attention.

"We have dedicated time, expertise and money to bring cherished places back into use and we are proud to have played our part in saving them from neglect.

"Despite the successes, other places continue to fall into disrepair. They have been added to this year’s Register and we will focus our attention on them in the years ahead.”

The Lister Mills complex in Manningham has been highlighted as a long-term At Risk site making significant progress.

It was once the largest silk spinning and weaving mill in the country employing more than 11,000 people at its peak.

Development company Urban Splash took on the site and has successfully converted the Silk Mill and Warehouse to house a mix of apartments, commercial and community uses.

The next stage of regeneration plans include urgent repairs to parts of the perimeter wall, which Historic England hopes to support with funding.

Another success story is Kirklees Priory Gatehouse in Brighouse, which was removed from the register last year after 19 years following repairs.