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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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  • The Mansion House is currently completely empty, giving a rare, free insight into the bare bones of the building. No furniture, light fittings, carpets, no nothing. Access is more or less unrestricted...  read more »
  • A real piece of civic history and well worth a tour. Plenty of atmosphere and far from a museum. This is a well used working building and a real asset to the city, prominently situated within the hear...  read more »
  • I rent the dining room for a catered banquet every July for my visiting American undergraduates (cost for the room 190 pounds for two hours). This year was as splendid as ever in the magnificent Georg...  read more »
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