CAMRA: Yorkshire's Real Heritage Pubs

posted 24 Jan 2011, 15:05 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 15 Feb 2011, 14:09 ]
"Yorkshire's Real Heritage Pubs" is a full-colour campaigning guide to more than 120 pubs in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire which have interiors or internal features of real historic significance - some of them stretching back a century or more. "Yorkshire's Real Heritage Pubs" is the first ever publication of its kind to cover the entire Yorkshire region. The book is the product of many years of surveying and research by CAMRA volunteers who are dedicated to helping preserve and protect the UK's pub heritage. The book sets out to celebrate the genuine pub heritage that survives in Yorkshire, to share an understanding of its importance and to sound a call to arms for its better protection. 

- Part of an on-going series of titles based on CAMRA's Regional Inventories of historic pub interiors. 

- Produced following extensive consultation with all the region's main pub owners, planning authorities, civic societies and a whole variety of other built environment and pub industry professionals. 

- The guide's listings (with 96 main and 33 supplementary entries) cover the whole spectrum of pub heritage, from simple rural 'time warp' establishments to Victorian drinking 'palaces' and some of the unsung interiors from the inter-war and later years that we take so much for granted. 

- Aimed at professionals as well as a general audience, the guide provides informative text to highlight the significance of the featured pubs, with full-colour photographs in many cases. 

- Background explanatory articles on 'What shaped Yorkshire's pubs', architectural ceramics, heritage protection, and 'The Dark Side' - reflecting on the dangers that threaten the heritage and the fine pubs we continue to lose. 

- Divided into sections for the four Yorkshire counties with a short introduction to each (including an outline of who were the principal pub builders) and clear maps showing the pub locations. 

- Essential address and telephone details provided for each entry, along with public transport information and details of statutory listing and local planning authorities. 

Cost £4.99, paperback, 96 pages 

Contact CAMRA, 230 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 4LW 

Tel: 01727 867201 Fax: 01727 867670, W:

About the Editor 

With a background in historic building conservation and town planning, David Gamston was a pioneer of CAMRA's early pub campaigning and heritage work, first in York and later nationally. He was the initiating force behind CAMRA's National Inventory and founding chairman of CAMRA's Pub Heritage Group.