Conservation Area: Middlethorpe Conservation Area (Conservation Area 11)

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


Middlethorpe was incorporated into the city in 1937, together with Acomb and Dringhouses. This conservation area was designated in 1975 around the hamlet of Middlethorpe, a medieval township which stretched from the River Ouse to Dringhouses in the west. It formed a subordinate part of the Manor of Dringhouses owned by Byland Abbey. It is situated in York's Green Belt. It is also an Area of Archaeological Importance on the basis of its importance as a medieval manor in the vicinity of York. The main elements of the character and appearance of the area area: 1) Middlethorpe, which retains a separate rural character, completley outside that of urban and suburban York 2) The feelings of an 'estate village' created by the juxtaposition of the two large buildings and the surrounding smaller ones 3) The relationship of the settlement with the open countryside which contributes towards the setting of the conservation area

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  • Unpublished document: Middlethorpe Conservation Area.



Grid reference Centred SE 5989 4848 (600m by 664m)
Map sheet SE54NE

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Record last edited

Aug 12 2015 10:58AM


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