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Finding out more about conservation

How can I find out more about my house, my street, my local area, or the history of Leeds?

  • Your house deeds
  • Your local history or amenity group – Leeds Civic Trust have their details
  • Central local history library and other local library holdings for old maps, photographs, local history books, booklets and street directories
  • Leodis – a web-based photograph archive for the Leeds area
  • Historic Environment Record (HER) maintained by the West Yorkshire Archaeological Advisory Service
  • West Yorkshire Archives for original plans and documents
  • A special interest organisation such as the Garden History Society

How can I find someone to advise on alterations or extensions to my historic property?

  • Engage an architect or surveyor experienced in historic building work by contacting the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) or the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Where can I find historic places to visit in the Leeds area?

  • Leeds Visitor Centre, the main tourist information centre for this area
  • English Heritage and the National Trust – they have no properties within the Leeds district but there are places to visit close by
  • Heritage Open Days (HODs) – an annual event in September with special openings and event. See listings on the Leeds Civic Trust website.
  • Leeds Civic Trust, Victorian Society, Yorkshire Gardens Trust etc for guided walks, talks and other events.
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