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Mansion House, York

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The Mansion House in York, England is the home of the Lord Mayors of York during their term in office. It is situated in St Helen's Square, where York's Coney Street and Lendal intersect in the city centre. It is built in an early Georgian style. The foundation stone for the Mansion House was laid in 1725, with the building being completed seven years later in 1732. The architect who designed the Mansion House is unknown, although the frontage at least may be by William Etty.

In 1988 the house was restored by the York Civic Trust. It exhibits a wide collection of silver, antique furniture and paintings. The collection includes York's great sword of state, dated 1416, which once belonged to the Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund. The York Guildhall is situated behind the Mansion House.
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  • It was always the Lord Mayors Residence. The Lord Mayor would be elected by all the Town Councillours, and as a result of that would take up residence in the Mansion House. Behind the Mansion House is...  more »
  • The outside of Mansion House is beautiful, but I also wish I could see inside. The location is great, as it's on a large square, so if you have to meet someone it's a convenient place.  more »
  • We were disappointed on our recent visit to York to discover the Mansion House closed. However we were delighted to discover this was for a major refurbishment with £1.5 million being invested by the ...  more »

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