This is the Guildhall that few have ever seen.
As we reported earlier this week, there are £16m plans to restore the Guildhall complex – and these photos show why it urgently needs some TLC.
Cracks in the outer walls are large enough to get your hand into – and expanding quickly.
The roof leaks, the window frames are crumbling and some of the stonework is in disrepair.
Away from the 800-year-old hall that the public get to see are the underground passageways, including Common Hall Lane which runs to the Guildhall from the Ouse.
The basement is tiled so it can withstand regular floods.
Elsewhere in the complex the offices are run down, and a patch of wildly overgrown wasteland is crying out to be transformed.
And there are some rather past-their-best toilets, including one reserved for the council leader with a porcelain bowl from Doulton & Co.
Something clearly needs to be done about this crumbling part of our heritage.
The council meeting to decide whether to go ahead with the multi-million pound renovation takes place on Thursday 14 February from 5.30pm.