A detailed view of a fireplace in the Treasurer's House, most likely in the west sitting room with a carved sculpture of Leda and the swan on the mantle

Treasurer's House, Minster Yard, York
Photograph (Negative)
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The current house is an early 17th century rebuild of a 16th century house. It was divided in the 18th century and was restored in the 19th century. The house is situated on Minster Yard, north-east of York Minster. The fireplace has Ionic columns that support a frieze and cornice that turn out at eac end. In the centre of the cornice is a small pediment. Above is an overmantle, with a gold sculpture of Leda and the Swan stood in an oval niche. Above is a scrolled pediment. Leda and the Swan is a Greek myth.

The house is now cared for by the National Trust.


This is part of the Series: WOO02/01 Series of negatives taken for the National Buildings Record; within the Collection: WOO02 George Bernard Wood Collection


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Photographer: Wood, George Bernard


Fireplace, Sculpture, Stuart House, Tudor House