York Georgian Society

York Georgian Society


The York Georgian Society was founded in 1939 to promote the preservation and care of Georgian buildings in and around York, England, while fostering the study and appreciation of them. It is the second oldest society outside London devoted to the Georgian era. The Society’s remit extends beyond architecture and the crafts associated with building to include the arts, culture and society of the period from 1660, the year of George I’s birth, to 1837, the year of William IV’s death.


20 February 2015

NewsTHE SOCIETY’S PROGRAMME of winter lectures on Saturday afternoons concludes on 14 March when Robert Latter, military historian and until recently a member of our committee, will give a talk entitled A real-life Mr Darcy: Colonel Hervey Aston (1759–1798). Visit the Lectures page for more information, including details of the venue, the Dianne Willcocks Lecture Theatre (DG/017) in De Grey Court, York St John University.

This lecture will be preceded by the presentation of the Society’s Patrick Nuttgens Award 2015 (which was open to PhD students at the University of York researching aspects of the Georgian period).

Of interest to members and other visitors to this site will be a talk on the Arts and Crafts architect Walter Brierley (1862–1926) to be given by Edward Waterson on Tuesday 24 March 2015 in the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, York (in the series of Sheldon Memorial Lectures). Please follow the link Walter Brierley for further details.

Image:Portrait of (Henry) Hervey Aston, attributed to Richard Cosway, watercolour on ivory, c.1795 (private collection)

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