Local tradespeople formed a religious community to build this guild centre in 1357. Members transacted business here, met socially, prayed and looked after the poor within its walls.
Most of the semi-timbered building dates from 1357-1361, the earliest building of its kind in Britain.
The building is tucked away off Fossgate in its own gardens. You’ll notice that it is lower than the modern buildings around, on the level of medieval York. The three parts of the building reflect different purposes.
The 650-year-old Hall also contains collections of furniture, paintings and silver and sometimes hosts historical exhibitions.
Now the building is also sometimes still in use for events such as receptions and weddings.
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