Selby district research and recording project


  • This is the second stage (after the East Riding) in a long term project by the YGT to research and record locally significant historic designed landscapes in Yorkshire, which can be referenced by interested amateurs, academics and professionals working in the field and aid conservation
  • The information will be made available on the Parks & Gardens UK database, the Historic Environment Record and the YGT website
  • The Selby District was chosen because it encompasses a wide range of varied landscape character types and designed landscapes make a significant contribution to the diversity of the area. There are considerable threats to these areas from intensification of arable cultivation, flood defence improvements which convert land to arable, expansion within the infrastructure corridor and quarrying

Project details

  • With the aid of volunteers, we will look at least 16 sites with an upper limit of 19, depending on the volunteer help we receive.
  • The sites under consideration are listed below and further details can be found in this document Selby District R&R sites.pdf
  • 46 sites were considered but the final list of sites was chosen because of their potential significance, possible threats, availability of archive material and remaining historic features. All bar Moreby Hall are unregistered.
  • For each site, a report on its historical development and a ‘Statement of Significance’ will be prepared, following research and a site visit. For an example see Everingham from the East Riding of Yorkshire research project.

For more information on what is expected from volunteers see Research and Recording Volunteers.

If you wish to get involved in this project, please email webmaster [at]


Registered charity No.1060697
Company registration No.03256311
President: The Countess of Harewood
Registered Office: 31 St Saviourgate,
York, YO1 8NQ

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