Research Projects

The Partnership is committed to the support and encouragement of academic research and knowledge transfer as it relates to the comprehensive history of the houses and their owners and includes buildings, estates, parks and gardens, collections, and archives as well as the families themselves and their local communities. This research is designed to enhance scholarly and public understanding of the field.

The Partnership has successfully completed a number of individual and collective research projects with public outcomes, and has established a reputation as an example of good practice in interdisciplinary collaborative working within the higher education and heritage sectors both regionally and nationally. It also works closely with other national bodies within the UK and Ireland, and is beginning to establish links within Europe and North America. 

The Libraries Project

2006 saw the completion of a four-year project, funded by the MLA, through MLA (Yorkshire), and run through the University of York library. This was a project to catalogue the printed book holdings in six of the Partnership houses, making these available on the University of York library online catalogue. There are in excess of 20,000 titles in this database.

For the YCHP libraries report go to:

For the catalogue go to:

For information on the National Trust cataloguing project go to: