Minster Yard, Minster School, York

Contextual intervention at Minster Yard, York

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Stephen Young

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Matthew Northover

Minster Yard, The Minster School, York.

The Grade 2 listed Minster Yard is visibly layered with centuries of historic construction; from the medieval period onwards. The new extension to the building along with comprehensive internal alterations was conceived to bring the site back into daily use while retaining the important evidential value of the building’s fabric.


The process of construction revealed further intriguing characteristics of the building which had been hidden away by numerous past alterations. As discoveries were made the scheme evolved to solve new challenges in order to deliver an enjoyable, modernised building for the Minster School. 

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