York has an enormous body of resources available to anyone who wishes to understand the city’s history and heritage or to learn more about the modern city and its plans for the future.  The York Civic Trust is seeking to ensure that these resources are as widely known and accessible as possible – we want York’s ‘Knowledge’ effectively handed on from generation to generation.  We hope to define comprehensively what these resources are, where they are held and how to gain access to them.

The launching of this new website gives us the opportunity to reassess the York Knowledge and assure ourselves that it is still accurate and useful.  Over 2017 and 2018 we will look again at all the subject areas below and populate the website anew.  In the short term, the link below to the extensive bibliography of the York Knowledge remains available for all.

York Bibliography




Books, Articles and Public Archives

Gardens, Parks and Local Landscapes

Museums and Collections

Oral History

Photography, Film and Press

Planning and Conservation

Public and Private Collections

Social and Economic History

Societies and Academic Bodies