King's Manor

King's Manor and the Minster from St Mary's Abbey

King's Manor was the abbot's house. At the dissolution it was enlarged and used as the headquarters of the Council of the North. The name derives from the crown ownership of the house. Henry VIII (with Katherine Howard) visited for 12 days in 1541 and Charles I visited in 1633 and 1639. Further buildings were added in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Manor National School took over the buildings in 1813, and in 1833 the Yorkshire School for the Blind took over some of the house and were present until 1958. In 1963 the building was restored and taken over by the University of York. (Ref. 1d)

Photo: taken 4 June 2007
Photo Copyright Dave Woodcock 2009.

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