South Leeds Life has called a public meeting to discuss the future of Stank Hall Barn in Beeston.
The medieval Tithe Barn is a listed ancient monument, but is in a poor state with much of its roof damaged. Reader Suzie Grace, alerted us to the issue by posting on our Facebook page. We hope the meeting might lead to the formation of a Friends group that can work with the Council to secure the future of this bit of Beeston’s history.
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday 28th February and will take place at Beeston Village Community Centre on St Anthony’s Drive, starting at 7pm.
Beeston History Society will be talking about the history of the barn and we have invited a senior officer from Leeds City Council to attend and explain their approach to protecting the barn, which is owned by the Council. We hope several local Councilors will be in attendance too.
We have spoken to Leeds Civic Trust who are very supportive, although they are unable to attend the meeting. Stank Hall Barn, which is a Grade II* listed building is on the Trust’s Heritage At Risk List.
The barn is located on Dewsbury Road between the railway line and the White Rose Centre.
We hope those attending the meeting might form a “Friends of Stank Hall Barn” which could then work with the Council and the Civic Trust to find a new use for the barn, and find finding to preserve the barn.
Clarification: This article has been amended to clarify the date of the meeting is Thursday 28th February, not the 21st as originally reported.