Red Book Of York
Images from YORK, an undated book of pictures of York with no text. If you know more about this book, let me know. The images have a thin reddish-brown border and text in brown.
English photographs taken before 1945 are out of copyright.
View From City Walls
A view of the mighty cathedral, York Minster, seen from the ancient city walls of York in this old photograh. Notice the blurred person crossing the street: the film wasn’t very sensitive, and a small lens aperture was used to keep the [...] [more...]
The Minster, North Side
York Minster is a pre-Norman church but was extensively rebuilt starting in 1154; the main work was started in 1220. [more...]
The Minster and Bootham Bar
The word ‘bar’ here means gate, not somewhere you buy a drink. Bootham Bar in the city of York stands on the site of one of four gateways into the Roman legionary fortress, but the gate there today dates from the 11th and 14th [...] [more...]
Monk Bar here is a gate (a barrier, if you will) that dates from the 14th century. The portcullis still works. I don’t know if Monk Bar Pharmacy is still there, with a post office and selling horse & cattle medicine! [more...]
Stonegate Shambles in York is today a pedestrian-only area. In the distance in this photograph is the ever-present York Minster.
The Shambles is the name of a famous narrow cobbled street in the city of York.
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