A Registered Charity  

We became a registered charity in 1976, when the governing document of Ings Property Company was amended to formally reflect the organisation’s charitable purpose and the name changed to York Conservation Trust. 

Charity Commission for England and Wales: Registered Charity No. 504302

Registered Company No. 395954 in England and Wales

Registered office: De Grey House, St Leonard's Place, York. YO1 7HE


The York Conservation Trust Trustees’ Annual Report & Financial Statements are public documents lodged both with the UK Charity Commission and Companies House. You can also find our most recent reports here.

July 2023 - after many years' service Peter Morrell has stood down as a Trustee. We thank him and wish him the very best.

April 2023 - after five years at the helm, CEO Jonathan Bryant stepped down with six months' notice. Showing great leadership through a turbulent period, we thank Jonathan for his thoughtful stewardship.

October 2023 - following a thorough recruitment process, Conservation Architect Guy Bowyer was announced as the new CEO and took up his role. 

November 2023 - after many years' with us Nicholas Morrell stood down as a Trustee. We thank him and wish him the very best. 


Currently owning over 75 properties, including some of the most iconic buildings in York, discover more about our history and our work.

Learn about our YCT Board of Trustees, our CEO and day-to-day operation team.

Find out more about our partnerships.

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