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Bishopthorpe is a small town in the unitary authority of the City of York, south of York, Yorkshire and close to the River Ouse, with about 3500 inhabitants.

It was formerly known as St. Andrewthorpe, but in the 13th century, Archbishop Grey bought the manor house and gave it to the Dean and Chapter of York Minster. Since then, it has been the official residence of the Archbishops of York, known as the Archbishop's Palace, Bishopthorpe.

Bishopthorpe was made a Conservation Area in 1989.

The Ebor Inn reminds us of Eboracum, the Roman name for York.

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