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Millthorpe School

Architect/ Designer: W R Dunn & Co
Client/Developer: City of York Council
Builder: Geo Houlton & Sons

Millthorpe School is a local authority school whose main admin block occupies yet another fine Victorian Mansion dating in this case from 1856.  The work was limited to the restoration of the roofs and external stonework.  But the building is of such complexity that these are no simple tasks.  It required

In short the building has been given a full refit for the next century and beyond.   It is remarkable too that this has been undertaken to a very high by a far-sighted local authority in these times of austerity.

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