The Yorkshire Country House Partnership

Supporting collaborative projects & exhibitions across some of Yorkshire’s finest historic Country Houses

Welcome to the website for the Yorkshire Country House Partnership.

Established in 1999 as a collaboration between seven houses in the county and the University of York, the YCHP is dedicated to researching the architecture, landscapes, collections, families and archives of the country houses of Yorkshire.

Today the membership encompasses the departments of History, English, Archaeology, Art History, and Music at York, together with more than a dozen houses who are involved in some or all of our research projects.

The research outcomes take a number of different forms ranging from dissertations at undergraduate or MA level, doctoral theses and scholarly publications, to exhibitions, seminars, and projects hosted by various houses. Please see the related links for past and current projects and publications.

The partnership is chaired by Christopher Ridgway, Curator at Castle Howard, and partnership business is run through Castle Howard with the help of Anna Louise Mason, Assistant Curator. Former Co-Chair Allen Warren continues to coordinate academic initiatives and develop external relations.

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