A Walk in the Park: Heritage and Conservation in York’s Open Spaces

Author: Margaret Atherden

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  • ISBN: 978-1-906604-30-1
  • Published: 2010
  • Publisher: PLACE
  • Type: PDF


York’s parks, gardens and strays fulfil multiple functions in the 21st century, including amenity, nature conservation, recreation and agriculture. The papers in the booklet, based on a conference in York, explore the archaeology and history of York’s open spaces, their wildlife value and changes in land use on the urban fringe. The booklet includes accounts of visits to the Museum Gardens and Rowntree Park.

  • John Oxley: Green Icing on the Sponge Cake of York: Parks, Gardens and Archaeology
  • Sarah West and Carolyn Snell: Historic Mapping of Tang Hall, York: Methodologies and Findings
  • Bob Missin: York’s Parks and Open Spaces: Past, Present and Future
  • Michael Hopkinson: Return to the Margin: Changes in Land Use on the Edge of York