The Black Swan stands in Peasholme Green, so called because the area used to be a water meadow used for growing peas.
The pub, like many in York, is as interesting below ground as it is above. It dates back to the 15th century, when it was a private house, with alterations and additions been made in the following two centuries. Prior to the present building, a medieval inn had stood on the site and remains may well still be beneath the pub.
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