Conservation Area: The Racecourse and Terry's Factory Conservation Area (Conservation Area 10)

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Authority City of York Council
Date assigned 01 January 1975
Date last amended 28 October 2006


This conservation area, designated in 1975, includes the racecourse buildings and the former Terry's Chocolate Factory sited on the Knavesmire. The majority of the conservation area lies within the City of York Green Belt. The area underwent a Conservation Area Character Appraisal in 2006. The landscape is open and provides good long views in and out of the conservation area. The main elements of the character and appearance of the area are: 1) A cluster of buildings in an open landscape 2) The buildings of both Terry's Factory, especially the clock tower/chimney, and the racecourse grandstands rising out of their parkland setting in the green belt 3) The open views across the Knavesmire from Terry's factory and the racecourse towards Tadcaster Road with its mature trees

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Sources (3)

  • Unpublished document: 2006. The Racecourse and Terrys Conservation Area Appraisal.
  • Unpublished document: Purcell Miller Triton LLP. 2017. York Racecourse West Enclosure.
  • Unpublished document: Tadcaster Road and Racecourse Conservation Area.



Grid reference Centred SE 5974 4980 (545m by 504m)
Map sheet SE54NE

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Record last edited

Nov 24 2017 1:28PM


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