HSHAZ Lecture Series from Historic England

Investigating Selby's Historic Buildings

On 3 March Lucy Jessop from Historic England joined us to explore how looking at buildings and researching their history can contribute to our understanding.

Lucy and her Historic England team are working in Selby to produce a Historic Area Assessment of Finkle Street and Micklegate. Looking at the exteriors and interiors of the buildings, the report will tell the story of these two streets through their history and architecture to enable owners, residents and the council to celebrate and make the most of their historic buildings.

Listing Historic Buildings and how we can Enrich the List

On 16 March Roger Thomas joined us to explore the Listing of a historic building and the support a community can give to the process.

With Roger we looked into the process of applying to get a building listed is often considered as being daunting task and shrouded in mystery, but this is not the case; using examples of buildings in Selby, Roger Thomas will draw back the veil, to show how the listing process works and the criteria and guidance by which it is governed.

He will also show how public engagement with the historic environment is now seen as a key to improving people’s enjoyment of and valuing the place where they live.

He also asked us the question...

Do you have any knowledge of events that occurred in listed buildings in Selby or even family snaps taken of, in or around a listed building? 

If so, Historic England is encouraging people to add their knowledge and photographs to existing list entries on the National Heritage List for England, using the ‘Enriching the List’ facility.

The recording of the lectures will be here soon!