Guildhall, York :: Shared Description

York Guildhall is located behind York's Mansion House. It was built in the 15th century and served as a meeting place for the guilds of York. The city's guilds largely controlled the trade within York, oversaw the quality of the workmanship within the city and looked after their members' interests.
Due to damage sustained during an air raid in 1942, the present Guildhall is a rebuilt version of the 15th century building, and was opened by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1960. The stone walls, however, escaped total destruction and now form the frame of the reconstructed hall. The Inner Room survived the raid intact and has panelled walls, masons' marks, two hidden stairways and a ceiling decorated with old bosses.
The Guildhall facing the River Ouse
A history of the City of York can be seen within the stained glass window, and within the tracery are men and women who helped to put York on the historical map.
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SE6051 : Crane beside the Guildhall by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Guildhall, York by N Chadwick
SE6051 : Municipal Offices and Guildhall by N Chadwick
SE6051 : Guildhall repairs by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Inside, York Guildhall by N Chadwick
SE6051 : The Guildhall seen across The Ouse, York by habiloid
SE6051 : Guildhall repairs from Lendal Bridge by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Crane and Guildhall by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Ouse from North Street Gardens by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Guildhall restoration by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Work on the Guildhall by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Prison Yard by DS Pugh
SE6051 : York Guildhall by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Guildhall and York Boats by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Guildhall and York Boats by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Stained Glass Window, Guildhall by N Chadwick
SE6051 : Inside, York Guildhall by N Chadwick
SE6051 : Guildhall from North Street gardens by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Dismantling the crane by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Boats and Guildhall by DS Pugh


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Created: Tue, 24 Jan 2017, Updated: Tue, 24 Jan 2017

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