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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: The first purpose built Lord Mayor's House in England
In 1722 the council granted a budget of £1000, and construction commenced in 1725. Some things never change - costs were higher than expected and the project soon ran over budget. Costs were diminished slightly when some craftsmen proved willing to work for free in exchange for being granted the freedom of the city. The last major part of the house, the Great Room, was built in 1732.
Aside from acting as the Lord Mayor's seat and providing a space for entertainment and exhibitions, the Mansion House houses displays of civic regalia including the civic plate, and a collection of silver and other mementoes from York's history.
Though the Mansion House is not a 'tourist attraction' per se, there are regular tours and special group tours can also be arranged.
About Mansion House
Address: St Helens Square, York, Yorkshire, England, YO1 9QL
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: On St Helen's Square, near the main Post Office
Website: Mansion House
Phone: 01904 552 036
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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