Walton Hall and Park

Scope and Content

Papers and press cuttings relating to the Trust's involvement with the Walton Hall site in West Yorkshire. The hall was the ancestral home of Charles Waterton who, in the 1820s, constructed the world's first nature reserve in its grounds.

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 files were 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.

Accruals

No further accruals expected.

Related Material

Further information on the parkland and gardens at Walton Hall can be found in the archive of the horticulturalist James Russell, held at the Borthwick Institute. These records include plans for the garden, made in 1956.

Additional Information

Published