Conservation Area: Central Historic Core Conservation Area (Conservation Area 1)

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Authority City of York Council
Date assigned 01 January 1968
Date last amended 01 January 1975


This area defines the old City of Roman, Viking and Medieval York, for the most part contained inside the city walls. The Conservation Area was designated in 1968 and extended after public consultation in 1975 to include the bars, walls and their approaches and surroundings. The area contains the greatest concentraion of listed buildings in the city. The main elements of the character and appearance of the area area: 1) The Walls 2) The scale and size of the Minster 3) Cliffords Tower and the Castle Area 4) The nucleus of historic civic buildings 5)The large scale of the old and new railway station areas 6) The St Leonard's Hospital area 7) Bootham Hospital 8) The city's skylines and vistas 9) The complex townscape 10) The River Ouse and The Foss 11) The strong landscape associated with York's open spaces 12) The residential areas in brick and slate or pantiles. 13) The commercial/shopping areas 14) Other smaller areas which don't fit into the above but have their own character arising from the quality of buildings/spaces The Core Conservation Area was appraised in 2011 by Alan Baxter & Associates.

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Sources (2)

  • Unpublished document: 2012. Central Historic Core Conservation Area Appraisal.
  • Unpublished document: Central Historic Core, Conservation Area 1.



Grid reference Centred SE 6018 5181 (2179m by 2164m)
Map sheet SE65SW

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Record last edited

May 14 2021 4:54PM


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