Ilkley Gravel Pits

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the Trust's involvement in the conservation of the Ilkley Gravel Pits site between 1963 and 1966. The site, Ben Rhydding Local Nature Reserve, is now owned by Bradford Council and is managed by Wharfedale Naturalists Society.

Access Information

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Acquisition Information

Deposited with the Borthwick Institute by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in 2014.


More information on the site in its current form is available through the Ben Rhydding Nature Reserve website:

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Appraisal Information

The file was weeded for duplicates by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust staff prior to deposit. Material of insufficient archival value has been removed and returned to the Trust's record store in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Additional Information