NINE buildings and sites in Bolton are on the 2018 Heritage at Risk Register.

Historic England has published its annual snapshot "of the health of England’s historic places".

Listed are Horwich Locomotive Works, Birley Street, Bolton, Church of St James, Daisy Hill, St Catherine's Church, Horwich, St Chad Church, Tonge Fold, St Matthew's Church, Little Lever, Bolton Methodist Mission, Bolton, St James' Church, Breightmet and Swan Lane Mill No. 3.

The Church of St James, Daisy Hill has been listed for the first time and an appeal has been launched to save the landmark Bell Turret.

St James Church’s 85ft bell turret has stood for almost 140 years and although the building is generally in good order ­— the condition of the bell turret presents a significant cause of concern.

Historic England's register identifies sites most at risk of being lost.

In the North West 24 sites have been added, including a gothic church in Salford where Emmeline Pankhurst got married.

Charles Smith, Heritage at Risk Principal in the North West, 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, in particular, we’ve seen a rise in the number of places of worship at risk here in the North West. They have been added to this year’s register and we will focus our attention on them in the years ahead."