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Norman House Ruins

Treasurers House Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL, England
+44 1904 624247
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Very easy to miss.

I only stumbled across this ruin when I was in "slow discovery stroll" mode as opposed to normal... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Interesting ruins

I stumbled across these ruins when I spotted a small sign over a little alleyway so went to... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
cazbatt
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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There are only two sites of visible remains of Norman houses in York: one is enclosed within the Treasurer's House and the other is close to Stonegate.
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Treasurers House Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL, England
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+44 1904 624247
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I only stumbled across this ruin when I was in "slow discovery stroll" mode as opposed to normal "frantic walk", and if ever you come to York I'd suggest that the way to enjoy it best is to slow down and wander up little side...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I stumbled across these ruins when I spotted a small sign over a little alleyway so went to explore. There's a small information board telling you about the ruins and it is interesting and easily accessible. On the day I visited tho someone was using...More

1  Thank cazbatt
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

The remains of York's Norman House, a Grade I Listed building, stand in a secluded courtyard which can be accessed through a door in an archway which leads to a passageway between numbers 50 and 52 Stonegate. There is a wall plaque which you can...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

This small courtyard has the oldest extant house walls in York and is located in a snickleway off Stonegate. I had a key but the doorway isn't always unlocked so you may need to ask in the Trembling Madness next door. There is a useful...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Although having lived in York for some 30 years, I had never heard of the Norman House, so am very grateful to fellow TripAdvisors for posting this gem. The passageway to it is between 50 & 52 Stonegate (a pedestrianised street worth visiting anyway for...More

1  Thank MedEngland
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The location of this ruin is unfortunately at the back of a community church that helps the homeless, the alcoholics and drug addicts of York - of which there are plenty, sadly. I wouldn't recommend coming here when it's dark or the sun is setting...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2012

Publically open Ruins are usually the remains of great abbey's or castles etc. The Norman house off hidden off Stonegate shares it's access with a church hall consits of fragments of two wals of the house, including substantial remains of a window and fireplace all...More

17  Thank thomas g
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Aoife G
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Response from BarbieMegaTraveller | Reviewed this property |
These are ruins in a back street which is open and leads onto the church. There is no need to access a door. I wonder if you're confused as these are ruins of a former Norman house, not actually an entrance into Norman... More
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