St Williams College York

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Williams College York

In the shadows of the magnificent York Minster, in the heart of the city stands of of the finest examples of a medieval timber framed building. St Williams College York history dates back to 1461 and is named after a nephew of King Stephen.

 

It was built as a school for the Minster priests up until the sixteenth century. It was then divided up unto living quarters for some of the more fortunate residence of the city. St Williams College then fell into a bad state of disrepair, but fortunately for York  was purchased and renovated back to its former glory by Francis Green who was also the owner of York’s Treasurers House with help from the local council. He then sold it to the council for the same price he had paid for it himself.

 

Today St Williams College houses one of York’s favourite restaurants and is very hand after a tour of the Minster. It also hosts conferences.

 

It is also said to be haunted by a ghost. It is thought that he roams around the college looking for his brother after his brother had falsely claimed his brother of a murder he had committed himself.

 

St Williams College York

4-5 College Street

York YO1 7JF

01904 557216

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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