Research and recording

The historic county of Yorkshire has an estimated 500 important historic parks and gardens.

Our focus is to research and record locally significant historic designed landscapes in Yorkshire that are not on Historic England’s Register. Our team of volunteers have completed reports on 75 sites across Yorkshire. As more landscapes are researched further reports will be made available. For more details see our Database of Sites.

Find out more about research and recording at the Yorkshire Gardens Trust below.

Nostell Priory

An aerial view of Nostell Priory and Parkland, West Yorkshire. Ref: 1152024. © National Trust Images/John Miller.

Research at the YGT

What the Research and Recording team of the Yorkshire Gardens Trust does.

Become a research volunteer

Fancy becoming a landscape detective? 

Methods of research and recording

How to research and record an historic designed landscape.

Thirkleby Hall

Thirkleby Hall © The Trustees of the British Museum (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Research blog

Find out more about Yorkshire’s historic gardens and the people who made them.