Buildings in York

Usually places with things to see or do or relevant to York’s rich heritage. Here we cover everything from museums, visitor attractions, places of historical interest or just buildings with an interesting story to tell. If you are looking for a specific building then it may be quicker to use the search bar in the top-right corner. If you are looking for an unoccupied builing/ruin then you can probably find it in the Structures category. Pubs have their own category completely (of course)

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. Its exceptional and unique collection of silver, works of […]

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 co ...

Bar Convent

February 8, 2013, No comments

The Bar Convent in Blossom Street, York, is home to the Congregation of Jesus Community, founded by Mary Ward, whose Sisters have been serving the Cit ...

Barley Hall

February 8, 2013, No comments

York’s Barley Hall, a splendid medieval house and a Grade II listed building, was, until 1987, concealed beneath a comparatively modern frontage of ...

  • Bishopthorpe Palace
    February 5, 2013, No comments

    Bishopthorpe Palace, the official residence of the Archbishop of York, was originally constructed between 1241 and 1250 by Archbishop Walter de Grey. The Archbishop bought the then village of Thorpe […]

  • Castle Howard
    February 5, 2013, No comments

    Castle Howard, a Baroque Grade I listed building, is one of the most palatial (having 145 rooms) country houses in England and not a castle at all. It is set […]

  • St William’s College, College Street
    January 28, 2013, No comments

    St William’s College was built in 1465 for York Minster’s Chantry Priests, a community of around 24, known as fellows, who received advance payments for praying for the souls of […]

  • Treasurer’s House, Minster Yard
    January 24, 2013, No comments

    The Treasurer’s House, in Minster Yard, York, was built in the late 11th century as a home for the Minster’s treasurer, a role it fulfilled until 1547; after the Reformation […]

  • Our Lady’s Row, Goodramgate
    January 24, 2013, No comments

    Goodramgate has as one of its many points of interest a row of remarkable 14thcentury cottages called Our Lady’s Row; its historical and architectural significance make it a must-see attraction. […]

  • Fairfax House, Castlegate
    January 24, 2013, No comments

    Built in the first half of the 18th century, probably before 1735, Fairfax House was acquired by Charles Gregory the Ninth Viscount Fairfax, from whom its name derives, in 1759. […]