York & North Yorkshire Heritage Watch

Protecting the heritage of the City of York and across the rural county of North Yorkshire


About Us

York & North Yorkshire Heritage Watch is a non-profit organisation created to protect the counties rich heritage landscape from the constant threats of heritage crime.   

We are currently applying for funding to be able to establish the scheme as a sustainable not-for-profit organisation. 

York and North Yorkshire's heritage is being damaged by crime: 

  • Architectural theft
  • Damage caused by vehicles
  • Arson
  • Unauthorised metal detecting
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Unauthorised excavation
  • Criminal damage/graffiti
  • Theft of historical artefacts
  • Metal theft

Historic England provides more information about Heritage Crime



Become part of Heritage Watch and help to protect these precious sites and artefacts. Visit our gallery to see examples of York's heritage and become a member!