Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Fairfax House, York

Fairfax House 2011

Fairfax House 2011

Extensively adapted in the twentieth century as a cinema and dance hall, Fairfax House was saved from decay and returned to its former glory by York Civic Trust in 1982-84. One of the finest townhouses in the country, it has splendid Georgian (John Carr) plasterwork and woodwork, and a collection of furniture, clocks, paintings and porcelain, including the Noel Terry Collection. the house was built in 1745 and fitted out in 1755-62 for Viscount Fairfax.

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