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The crossroads of Stonegate, Minster Gates and Petergate. Although the jettied buildings on the corner are dated 1646, the date refers to a partial rebuild of much older properties dating to the 13th and 14C
York Minster towering over Low Petergate.
The oddly named Patrick Pool with the Shambles market beyond
Little Shambles looking a little damp after heavy rain. York
One of the ancient butchers shops in the Shambles, still with it's meat hooks and huge wooden windowledge, built for displaying meat in the open shopfronts. The word 'shammel' is Anglo-Saxon for shelves.
The Shambles looking north towards York Minster. See note below on Saint Margaret Clitherow.
The mysterious entrance to Lady Peckett's Yard from Pavement.
All Saints' Church, Pavement. Mainly 15th century, it stands high on the east bank of the city. Its magnificent lantern tower contained a light (and still does) to guide travellers to the city through the vast Forest of Galtres and the dark countryside around York
Low Petergate. The shop with the pale blue signage was until recently a much loved and much missed butchers shop. But York always needs another boutique.
Medieval Low Petergate and York Minster.
Newgate Market, AKA 'Shamble's Market' from Jubbergate, York
The overhanging buildings of the Shambles, arguably the best preserved medieval street in the world.
The Shambles, York. The word 'shambles' has come to mean 'a terrible mess', due to the smell and unsanitary conditions of the open slaughter houses that drained into the street..
Lady Peckett's Yard. York. Alice Peckett was the wife of John Peckett, Lord Mayor of York in 1701
The carved woodwork and wonderful lattice windows of the Sir Thomas Herbert house, Pavement, the first street in York to be paved and first named so in 1378
Micklegate. York. Means 'great street' and is the main road into the city from the south, through Micklegate Bar to the Ouse Bridge, the only original crossing point across the river.
Low Petergate, York
The entrance to the Shambles from King's Square, York
Newly spruced up Shambles Market (or Newgate Market) with the tower of St. Sampson's Church on the left and York Minster in the background.
The famous Shambles, originally 'Fleshammels' the street of butchers. Many of the buildings date from between 1350 to 1475 and make up one of europe's best medieval streets.
The overhangs and the narrowness of the street protected the displayed meat from direct sunshine.
Atmospheric Lady Peckett's Yard.
The house of Sir Thomas Herbert, Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King Charles 1st, a position of very high office. The entrance to Lady Peckett's yard is under the Jones shoe sign. To the left is The Golden Fleece, the most haunted pub in York, and to the right, the original Rowntree's sweetshop with it's cast iron front.
Micklegate was widened in the 18th century and lined with fashionable Georgian townhouses. A few medieval buildings survive on the south side.
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