King's Manor, York: the decorative main doorway
|Artist/Photographer||Lambert, Sam (1927-1981)|
|Library Reference||AP Box 218 York (Lambert 69245/61)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Decorative stonework ; University buildings ; Entrances ; Abbeys ; Conversion of buildings|
NOTES: Built between 1485 and 1502 for the abbot of the adjacent St Mary's Abbey, this manor house was retained by the Crown following the Dissolution of the Monasteries. It was allocated to the Council of the North and became the official residence of the President of the Council in 1561, after which it was enlarged and extended westwards. After many changes of use, the Manor was acquired by York City Council on the departure of Yorkshire School for the Blind in 1958 and leased to the University in 1963.
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