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St. William`s College (York)

St. William`s College is a splendid old timber framed building in the historic cathedral city of York.

It stands in College Street, close to York Minster, and was built in the 1460s. The main wooden doors are by Robert "Mouse" Thompson.

The building is dedicated to William Fitz Herbert, the great grandson of William I, who was elevated to Archbishop of York in 1153. It was originally used as a chantry house for priests.

After the Reformation, the building had a variety of uses, including the Royal printing press in Charles I`s reign.

Today, St. William`s College houses a restaurant and exhibition centre.

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