REGARDING the article which mentions that the Knavesmire Manor Hotel was a former Georgian manor house (Hotel checks out to become private home, July 26). I would be very interested to know more about how it gained the title of “manor house”.

In my own research into period buildings in the area (some of which have now been lost) the only manor house I came across was that known as Dringhouses Manor which stood where the Holiday Inn is now situated. A map of 1624 also shows a manor house on the site of the present Dringhouses Library.

Both of these dwellings predate the Knavesmire Manor Hotel, which as far as I was aware, was built as a Villa in the 1830s.

Dorothy Reed, Middlethorpe Drive, York.