Bishopthorpe Palace Grounds

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the Trust's relationship with Rosalie Habgood, wife of Archbishop John Habgood, and her work in preserving and developing the ecological interest of the grounds of Bishopthorpe Palace between 1961 and 1987.

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.

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 records storage in Wakefield.


Further accruals are expected

Related Material

Further information on Bishopthorpe Palace, home of the Archbishop, can be found in many of the holdings of the Borthwick Institute but especially in the Bishopthorpe Papers.
Further information on Archbishop Habgood can be seen in the Habgood papers held by the Borthwick Institute.

Additional Information