Clifford Street

Clifford Street

Clifford Street is one of the newer streets in York’s city centre, constructed in 1880-1881 to connect to Skeldergate Bridge and to aid the trams in getting around the city. It also helped get rid of the notorious Water Lanes, which had been causing both health and crime problems throughout the nineteenth century.

The street was built with space to build the new police station and also the new fire station, and is also the site of the magistrates court, the Liberal Club and the School Board offices. It was also the site of York’s first public library, and is now the site of the tourist attraction, the York Dungeon.

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