Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Rowntree Wharf

Now offices and flats, Rowntree Wharf, with its sensitively retained gantry, is a reminder of another age. Rowntree, taken over by Nestlé some years ago, was one of the York family chocolate manufacturers. The last commercial barge traffic in York, however, was used by the Evening Press, out of sight behind the tower.

You can cut through here from Morrisons, along the River Foss, to the town centre; with coot, moorhen, geese and swans on the river it is more interesting than the alternatives, but be careful on the stairways. For more photographs with some history of the building, go here.

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