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David Ford, History Editor Ancient York
by David Nash Ford BA,
Editor, History on Britannia

Fairfax House
In Castlegate

Fairfax House, York This magnificent town-house of the 1750s shows off the opulence of the privileged Georgian way of life to its very best. It was once the home of Charles Gregory, the last Viscount Fairfax, bought and remodelled for his daughter Anne when he moved from London to York.

The building fell into disrepair in the 1960s after periods as a Dance Hall and Cinema. It has since been beautifully restored by the York Civic Trust and exquisitely furnished with collections bequeathed by the Terry family of Chocolate fame. It is open to the public all year round.

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