Fairfax House

Fairfax House, York

York Civic Trust

A fine Georgian townhouse, Fairfax House was originally built in 1762 as a winter home for Viscount Fairfax. Its richly decorated interiors were designed by York’s most distinguished 18th-century architect, John Carr.

Converted to a cinema and dance hall during the early twentieth century, it was rescued from dereliction in the 1980s by York Civic Trust. The restored interiors are (now) beautifully complemented by Noel Terry collection of furniture, clocks, paintings and decorative arts, one of the finest private collections of its kind.

Fairfax House, Castlegate, York YO1 9RN
Visitor Information: 01904 655543
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Fairfax House - Jacobite Portrait

In the Name of the Rose: The Jacobite Rebellions, Symbolism and Allegiance

The Fairfax House exhibition In the Name of the Rose focused on the Jacobite Rebellions of 1715 and 1745. The exhibition explored the themes of symbolism and allegiance, highlighting how they were displayed and presented in the decorative arts and in interior decoration, both regionally and nationally.


1. Beningbrough Hall, York

Victorian country house

2. Brodsworth Hall, Doncaster

3. Burton Constable Hall, East Yorkshire

4. Castle Howard, North Yorkshire

5. Fairfax House, York

6. Harewood House, Leeds

7. Kiplin Hall, Richmond

8. Lotherton Hall, Leeds

9. Newby Hall, Ripon

10. Nostell Priory, Wakefield

11. Sewerby Hall, Bridlington

12. Temple Newsam, Leeds