Saturday, 26 November 2011

King's Manor Courtyard

Although much of this area of the building belongs to the 1560s the exterior staircase was built in the 1920s to replace a much earlier one. The doorway at the top of the stairs is surmounted by the arms of Charles I (1625-49) who stayed here in 1633 and 1639.
Built originally (c1280) as a residence for the Abbot of St Mary's Abbey, and given its new name after the Reformation. The buildings have been used as residences, a school, and currently by the University of York.


  1. That's one of those buildings that practically vibrates when you touch it, with all the souls and scenes that have passed through it.

  2. There is so much history in your town!


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