Key Stage 3: History

Local history: medieval buildings

If you live near medieval buildings such as in London, Southampton, Leicester, Nottingham, York, Durham, find out the history of your local buildings.

English Heritage website has information on hundreds of old buildings.

The Churches Conservation Trust website allows you to search for 15th century churches.

The Richard III Society website provides a list of places in England associated with him.

A section of York city walls with the Minister in the distance © Friends of York Walls

Your Task

Make a visitors’ guide to medieval buildings in your local area. In your guide explain how to find them and what their use was in the 15th century.

Describe any interesting feature of each building.

Include your own images if you can pay a visit to any building or ruin.