Source/Archive record SYO1943 - Cocoa Works Haxby Road DBA

Title Cocoa Works Haxby Road DBA
Date/Year 2017


This report represents the results of a desk based study into the potential heritage impacts of proposed mixed use development on land off Haxby Road, York on part of the site of the former Cocoa Works factory. The study has identified five designated heritage assets including Conservation Area no.35, the listed buildings of The Rowntree Memorial Library and Theatre, the Haxby Road School and the Whitestone Cross. There are no known undesignated heritage assets identified within the site. Seventeen assets in the surrounding area include seven areas of ridge and furrow, the Foss navigation and associated locks and bridges, the line of the branch railway, a turnpike road, and historic amenity buildings. A multistorey block remains of the Works buildings along with some ancillary buildings and two pedestal style clocks. The significance and impacts of the proposals have been dealt with in detail in a separate Heritage Statement and deemed to be overall acceptable to the character and setting of assets within the Conservation Area. Listed Building consent will be required for alterations and extensions to the Joseph Rowntree Memorial Library. The archaeological potential of the site is deemed to be low in lieu of the lack of significant archaeological remains in the vicinity and the previous disturbance from the Cocoa Works development. It is recommended that no further archaeological investigation is necessary.

Referenced Monuments (1)

  • Cocoa Works Haxby Road (Monument)

Referenced Events (1)

Record last edited

Mar 9 2017 3:28PM


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