All posts by Ian Ashworth

York resident and regular contributor. Fascinated by this historic city and always keen to promote local, independent businesses. The man taking the photographs and tweeting from @Jorvik
March 8, 2013, No comments

A street full of discoveries, Stonegate runs above the main Roman road the Via Praetoria, now several feet below the busy shopping street. The Roman road led from the Basilica, […]


March 8, 2013, No comments

Coppergate, an almost hidden find, leads off from a small opening in Nessgate to where York’s modern and popular shopping complex, with high-street ...

Mansion House, St Helen’s Square

March 7, 2013, No comments

The Mansion House, in St Helen’s Square, York, is an architectural masterpiece housing an extensive collection of civic regalia and artefacts. I ...

Ye Olde Starre Inne

March 5, 2013, No comments

Ye Olde Starre Inne, one of York’s most historic pubs, is a Grade II listed building said to date back to 1644, the year of the siege of York by [&h ...

  • Coney Street
    March 5, 2013, No comments

    Coney Street, is recognised by its large landmark clock that protrudes above the shoppers below. One of York’s main shopping thoroughfares it is as popular today as it ever was. […]

  • St Martin-le-Grand, Coney Street
    March 5, 2013, No comments

    The church of St Martin-le-Grand is situated on the south side of Coney Street; it is known simply as St Martin, Coney Street. The church is named after the patron […]

  • Dean’s Park
    February 25, 2013, No comments

    Dean’s Park is a green oasis just to the north side of York Minster. It makes an ideal place for relaxing and absorbing the stunning views of the Minster and […]

  • The Guildhall
    February 25, 2013, No comments

    Building of the present Guildhall, situated at the rear of the Mansion House, began in 1445 – the accounts from which are still in existence. The cost of a boatload […]

  • The Black Swan, Peasholme Green
    February 25, 2013, No comments

    The Black Swan inn, in Peasholme Green, York, dates from the 15th century and was originally built as a family house for the Bowes family. William Bowes was Sheriff of […]

  • York’s Bridges
    February 8, 2013, No comments

    The city of York with its two rivers, the Ouse and the Foss, is reliant on its bridge system. The oldest known site, dating to the 9th century, of a […]