Changing York

Author(s): Paul Chrystal 

ISBN: 9781781552636
£10.49 £14.99
The history of York told through its glorious buildings.
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  • The history of York uniquely tol d through its magnificent buildings

  • Covers the Minster and the countless other churches and places of worship

  • An essential guide for visitors and residents describing the rich heritage of York

York is one of Britain’s best preserved cities. Through a combination of sheer luck, the efforts of passionate conservationists and the apathy of the Luftwaffe, many of York’s unique historical treasures survive to this day for visitors and residents to enjoy. Changing York aims to record nearly one hundred of these riches, showing how they were in the past and how they have survived and function today.

We visit the Minster and some of the countless other churches and places of worship, workhouses, almshouses, hospitals, prisons, bridges, walls and the Mansion House – a panoply of treasures which gives an exciting insight into the history of this fine English city. A truly unique feature of the book is the inclusion of photographs from the prestigious and rarely seen Evelyn Collection, held by the Yorkshire Architectural & York Archaeological Society.

These stunning images give an unrivalled snapshot of York life in the early 20th century, showing the city in ways that will fascinate and enthral.

BOOK ISBN 9781781552636
FORMAT 235 x 165 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 96 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 December 2015
ILLUSTRATIONS 92 black-and-white and 92 colour photographs



Paul Chrystal is an author of more than twenty-five books and a broadcaster. Ten of his books are on York including A History of Chocolate in York(2012) and The Rowntree Family of York (2013). He writes articles for national newspapers and regularly appears on the BBC World Service and BBC Local Radio. He is married with three children and lives near York.