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Planning and building

Using York's Historic Environment Record

Other sources of historical information

Find more historical information via:

Add information regarding a listed building or structure via the Enriching the List project, from Historic England.

Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

Characterisation of rural landscapes and urban townscapes attempts to bring together historic and contemporary aspects of a place to help understand and appreciate it better. It provides information for individuals, communities, planners and developers.

The York HER benefits from 2 characterisation studies, the North Yorkshire HER (2005 to 2010) and York Historic Environment Characterisation Project (2012 to 2013).

Also see


City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA