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Clements Hall Local History Group

Exploring the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe, South Bank and Bishophill areas of York

Clements Hall Local History Group

Exploring the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe and South Bank areas of York

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Sources and Attributions

Atlas of Industrializing Britain, 1780-1914, John Langton and R. J. Morris, eds., New York: Methuen & Co., 1986.

Bishophill/Clementhorpe Local Plan Study: Preliminary Report, York City Planning & Estates Office, November 1975.

Bishophill/Clementhorpe District Plan: Final Report, York City Planning & Estates Office, April 1978.

Clementhorpe, York: A Study of Urban Renewal 1976-1982, Thomas A. Roberts, July 1982.

Clementhorpe, York: A Study of Urban Renewal 1976-1982, Thomas A. Roberts, February 1983.

Clementhorpe 1983: A Social Appraisal, Thomas A. Roberts, Reseaarch Paper 24 sponsored by the Joseph Rowntree Memorial Trust, October 1984.

Trade and other directories, University of Leicester online resource at We have made specific reference to:

  • Pigot & Co.'s directory of York, Leicester & Rutland, Lincoln, Northampton and Nottingham, 1841.

  • Slater’s Commercial Directory of Durham, Northumberland & Yorkshire, 1855.

  • White’s Directory of York and Neighbourhood, William White, 7th Edition, 1895.

  • Directory of York & Neighbourhood, 1895 published by George Stevens.

  • Kelly's Directory of the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire (with the cities of York and Hull), 1913 [Part 2: York & Hull].

Census data, NOMIS online resource at

Character Area Statement, Area 71 Clementhorpe and Bishopthorpe Road, City of York, 2013.

The Malthouse between Lower Darnborough Street and Lower Ebor Street, York, also referred to as Clementhorpe Maltings, A. Patrick, unpublished research report, 1999.

Listed Buildings online resource by Historic England at

Clementhorpe Maltings, Lower Ebor Street, York: Archaeology and Heritage Statement, York Archaeological Trust, Report Number 2014,63, November 2014.

Parkside Commercial Centre, Terry Avenue, York, Desk-Based Assessment, Mark Johnson, York Archaeological Trust, Report Number 2015/26, 2015.

A Descriptive Account of York, Illustrated, W. T. Pike & Co.,1894.

Views of York, Peter B. Brown, York Civic Trust, 2012.

A Brief History Of R. D. DeLittle Wood Type Manufacturer of Vine Street, York, Bishophill Local History Group, Undated.

The Story of Terry’s of York, Van Wilson, York Oral History Society, 2017.

York Industries Through Time, Paul Chrystal and Simon Crossley, 2012.

Sale of Parkside Commercial Centre, Terry Avenue, Director of City Strategy, York City Council, 7th September 2010.

York Equitable Industrial Society Limited, Estabd. 1858: Jubilee History, George Briggs, 1909.

The Richardson Family of Great Ayton, Ian Pearce, June 2009.

'Modern York: Economy, 1839-1900', in A History of the County of York: the City of York, ed. P M Tillott, London, 1961.

Poverty A Study of Town Life, B Seebohm Rowntree, 1901.

Stability and Change in an English country town, a social study of York 1801-1851, Alan Armstrong, Cambridge UP, 1974.

Bishy Road:  A York shopping street in time, Clements Hall Local History Group, 2018.

York Archaeological Trust has produced a number of archaeology/heritage reports covering sites in Clementhorpe. Relevant findings have been included in our text.

Other sources consulted, include:

  • City of York Historic Environment Record

  • Pastscape

  • Viewfinder

  • Archaeology Data Service

  • Cambridge University collection of Aerial Photographs

  • British History Online

  • National Archives Online

  • Imagine York (photos)

  • York Archaeological Trust York Archive Gazettee

A useful source on shipbuilding and trade can be found at 

York Historian Index for relevant material (copies in library).

Explore York archives catalogue at

Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History (

Census of Population information from

The aerial photograph of the Slipway was courtesy of the Evelyn Collection held by the Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society