Alan Baxter has a long history of involvement with York Minster and its
precinct. We began with a Conservation Plan from the Minster, and are
now working on a Master Plan for the Precinct.
York Minster is one of Europe’s greatest cathedrals, located on a site that has been continuously occupied since the Roman period. The present building illustrates in exemplary fashion how the Gothic style was developed in the North between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, and the results stand as a much-loved symbol of the city and the county. The Minster’s Precinct is rich in archaeological potential, and has many listed buildings, ranging from grand medieval buildings in a park setting to city-centre Georgian shops, as well as Dean’s Park, a rare green space in the city centre.
Alan Baxter were first commissioned to produce a Conservation Management Plan for the Minster and its Precinct to inform an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for major restoration work and accessibility improvements. The Plan identifies the architectural, historical and social significance of this magnificent building and its setting. We are now preparing a masterplan for the Minster Precinct. This seeks to enable better use of its many assets while preserving its essential character and contribution to the city.