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2 April 2011 - Yorkshire’s Historic Landscapes and Buildings at Risk

posted 5 Feb 2011, 14:44 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 10 Apr 2011, 14:56 ]

The PLACE spring conference 2011 will be held on Saturday 2nd April at York St John University, York. The theme will be:


The historic environment faces many and varied threats, from coastal erosion to urban development, from visitor pressure to neglect and under-funding. In this conference, we will explore a wide range of sites at risk, fro
m historic buildings to whole landscapes.


Coastal erosion threatening a WWII pillbox               A threatened C17th building at Roseberry


  • Dave Macleod – The role of air photography in identifying sites at risk
  • Tom Lord – Victoria Cave, Ribblesdale
  • Margaret Nieke – Castle Howard and heritage landscapes
  • Brian Walker – Heritage on the public forest estate: a risky business?
  • Philip Abramson – Conservation and stewardship of WWII sites on the Defence Estates
  • Michael Thomson – The restoration and operation of Gayle Mill
  • Tony Berry and Chris Dunn – The River Foss navigation
  • Andrew Witham – The restoration of an C18th merchant’s house at Thorne
  • Janet Douglas – York Road Library, Leeds.

There will be displays and bookstalls.

The cost of the conference will be £15.00 (£10.00 for unwaged/retired) and will include tea/coffee but not lunch. 

To secure your place, please send a cheque for the appropriate amount, payable to PLACE, to:

Dr Margaret Atherden, PLACE Office, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX.

Tel: 01904 766291.  E-mail:  

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