A new YCT blue plaque was unveiled for the Mansion House on Wednesday 13 March 2019. It replaces an older, brass plaque and now corrects a previous error over the building’s construction date and celebrates the building as the ‘first purpose-built mayoral residence in the country’.

Members of YCT’s Historians Group and Chair, Andrew Scott, join the civic party outside the Mansion House for the unveiling of the replacement plaque

The new plaque also omits the older plaque’s gender-specific phrasing of ‘The residence of the Lord Mayor during his year of office’.

The unveiling, which was attended by York’s civic party. YCT’s Chair, Andrew Scott and members of the Trust’s Historians Group, also celebrated recent conservation work that has been carried out to the building. 

You can find out more about York’s Mansion house here.