Conservation Area: Bishopthorpe Conservation Area (Conservation Area 12)

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Authority City of York Council
Date assigned 28 September 1989
Date last amended


The Bishopthorpe Conservation area was designated in 28th september 1989. It encompases Main Street, the Archbishop's Palace and ground, and open areas related to the village setting. The main elements of the character and appearance of the area area: 1) The Archbishop's Palace, its attendant buildings and Chantry Lane, in a wooded rural and riverside setting, creating an enclave of outstanding historic and cultural quality 2)The open landscape maintained between Bishopthorpe and the suburbs of York 3) The physical and social element of village life of the Cricket Ground and its wooded riverside margins, and the associations of Ferry Lane 4) The survival of a rural village street in Main Street 5) The importance of tree groups as individual features and enclosing views around the village 6) The way in which these diverse elements combine to give Bishopthorpe its overall identity

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  • Unpublished document: Bishopthorpe Conservation Area.



Grid reference Centred SE 5957 4784 (1007m by 756m)
Map sheet SE54NE

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Record last edited

Mar 12 2021 10:52AM


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