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By Michael Herrick, August 16, 2018
Abbey Wall Gateway and Marker
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Abbey Wall Gateway
This Gateway was broken through the Abbey Wall July 1503 in honour of the Princess Margaret, daughter of Henry VII, who was the guest of the Lord Abbot of St Mary’s for two days on her journey to the North as the Bride of James IV of Scotland. — Map (db m125439) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Afghanistan War Memorial
In Memory Of Those Who Fell Afghanistan 2001 - 2014 — Map (db m125383) WM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Anne Lister
Anne Lister 1791 – 1840 Gender-nonconforming Entrepreneur. Celebrated marital commitment, without legal recognition, to Ann Walker in this church. Easter, 1834 — Map (db m125427) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Boer War Memorial
Remember Those Loyal and Gallant Soldiers and Sailors of this County of York Who Fell Fighting for Their Country’s Honour in South Africa 1899 to 1902 and Whose Names Are Inscribed on this Cross Erected by Their Fellow Yorkshiremen. A.D. 1905 — Map (db m125210) WM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Bootham
Bootham From the old West Scandinavian word “Buthum” (1150) – “at the booths” – implying a district of humble or temporary dwellings. Jurisdiction over Bootham was hotly disputed between the City and St. Mary’s . . . — Map (db m125486) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Bootham Bar
City Walls 2000 years in 2 miles Bootham Bar There has been a gateway here for almost 2,000 years. Roman legions marched through it, northwards to present-day Scotland. The earliest parts of what remain date from the 1Ith and 12th centuries, . . . — Map (db m125436) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Castlegate House
Castlegate House Designed by John Carr, Architect of York (1723 – 1807) for Peter Johnson, Recorder of York, and completed in 1763. — Map (db m125306) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Charles Allen Tree
This tree was planted in memory of Charles Allen   1887 — 1972 a distinguished naturalist, who gave great service to the Museum and Gardens — Map (db m125488) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Clifford’s Tower — York Castle
Clifford’s Tower The original motte and bailey castle on this site was erected by William the Conqueror. The present tower usually described as "the Great Tower", was built between 1245 and 1262 by order of King Henry III. It was encircled by a . . . — Map (db m125304) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Coat of Arms of Charles I
The Coat of Arms of Charles I The Coat of Arms above the entrance is that of Charles I who stayed in the King’s Manor in 1633 and 1639. His father James I (James VI of Scotland) whose monogram appears on the doorway had introduced the unicorn the . . . — Map (db m125484) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Constantine the Great
Constantine the Great 274 – 337 Near this place Constantine was proclaimed Roman Emperor in 306. His recognition of the civil liberties of his Christian subjects, and his own conversion to the Faith, established the religious foundations of . . . — Map (db m125244) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Coppergate
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United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Courthouse Memorial Stone
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United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Cross Keys
Cross Keys The Cross Keys dates from 1904 and was built by Frank Raney of Stonegate. The current building replaced an earlier inn of the same name on the same site. The new building, standing on the corner of Goodramgate and Deangate, can be viewed . . . — Map (db m125430) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Cumberland House
Cumberland House Erected in the early eighteenth century by Alderman William Cornwell, one time sheriff and twice Lord Mayor of York. It appears to have been given its name in honour of the Duke of Cumberland, second son of King George II, who . . . — Map (db m125311) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Davygate
Davygate A thoroughfare for over 800 years and named after David, the King’s Lardiner in the reign of King Stephen (1135) whose great grandfather had come over with William the Conqueror. He had control over nearby Forest of Galtres and supplied . . . — Map (db m125246) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Dringhouses School
Dringhouses School c.1850-1904 Village Reading Room 1904-1942 Wilkinson Memorial Library 1942-present Given after the death of Colonel Wilkinson, last Lord of Dringhouses Manor, to be used only as a public library or for Council-decreed public . . . — Map (db m125206) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Dringhouses War Memorial
In Proud and Loving Memory of the Men of Dringhouses Who Laid Down Their Lives for God And Country in the Great War 1914 — 1918 A. Bishop · H.S. Brown · R.M. Bustard · T.W. Carlton · H. Clark · T. Clark · J.F. Clarkson · C. Cruse · . . . — Map (db m125203) WM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Exhibition Square
Exhibition Square Created in 1879, it takes its name from the Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition of that year for which the building that now houses the City Art Gallery was erected. — Map (db m125479) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Fairfax House
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United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Foundation of York Fountain
( left tablet ) This Fountain Was Given to the Citizens of York in 1971 by the York Civic Trust ( right tablet ) To Commemorate the 1900th Anniversary of the Foundation of the City by the Romans — Map (db m125475) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Frankie Howerd
Frankie Howerd O.B.E. 1917 – 1992 Son of York Comic Heritage — Map (db m125310) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — George Leeman
George Leeman ( back ) This Statue Was Erected by Public Subscription To Commemorate the Many Services Rendered By George Leeman To His Native City. He Was Three Times Lord Mayor of York Elected M.P. for this City in 1865, . . . — Map (db m125381) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — George Walker Milburn
The former stoneyard of George Walker Milburn 1844 – 1941 sculptor and carver He worked from these premises between 1885 and 1941 — Map (db m125437) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Golden Fleece
Golden Fleece These are the oldest, and most haunted, licensed premises in York. Mentioned in the city Archives as far back as 1503, this historic, wooden framed building is without foundations-which would explain our crooked staircases, and odd . . . — Map (db m125385) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes Inn, 25 High Petergate, York Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot Conspirator Born here 1570 Hung, drawn & quartered in City of London 31st January 1606 — Map (db m125240) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes Hereabouts lived the parents of Guy Fawkes of Gunpowder Plot fame, who was baptized in St. Michael-Leonard-Belfrey Church in 1570. — Map (db m125389) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — John Snow
John Snow (1813 – 1858) Pioneer of Public Health And Anaesthesia Proved that Cholera is water-borne by removing a pump handle Born and lived in North Street until aged 14 — Map (db m125208) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — John Snow Memorial
Dr John Snow (1813-1858) was a Victorian physician, a pioneer in the fields of anaesthesia and epidemiology, famed for his tracing of the source of a cholera outbreak in London's Soho and confirming that it is a waterborne disease. John Snow . . . — Map (db m125207) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Lendal Tower
Lendal Tower Dating from about 13OO, it was originally part of the City's defences, with a defensive chain stretching from here to the Tower on the opposite bank. In 1677 it was leased to the predecessors of The York Waterworks Plc for five . . . — Map (db m125347) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Miles Coverdale
Miles Coverdale c.1488 – 1569 Bishop of Exeter and believed to be a native of York. He translated and published the first complete printed English Bible (1535) and revised the Great Bible of 1539, sponsored by Thomas Cromwell. He was a . . . — Map (db m125432) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Minster Close
Minster Close These two block pillars and the two to the west made of stone were erected in 1995, the cost being met by the Friends of York Minster. — Map (db m125431) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Minster Gates
Minster Gates Here stood one of the entrance gates into the Minster Liberty, for foot traffic only. There have been posts here for probably 600 years. The approach was at one time called Bookland Lane and, after the coming of printing, Bookbinders . . . — Map (db m125241) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Multiangular Tower
City Walls 200 years in 2 miles Multiangular Tower Roman York The City of York can trace its history back to the year AD 71, when the Roman 9th Legion arrived at the strategic spot where the rivers Ouse and Foss met, and built a fortress to . . . — Map (db m125342) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — North Eastern Railway Head Office
York has been a centre of railway management since 1840. This building, now the Headquarters of British Rail, Eastern Region, was the Head Office of the North Eastern Railway from 1906 (designed by William Bell and Horace Field). The badges . . . — Map (db m125379) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Northeastern Railway War Memorial
Their Names Liveth For Evermore ( rear center column ) In Abiding Remembrance Of the 2236 Men of The Northeastern Railway Who Gave Their Lives For Their Country In The Great War The Company Places This . . . — Map (db m125378) WM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Old White Swan
Old White Swan Parts of this complex building date from the 16th century. The earliest records of the building as the Old White Swan public house date to 1703, although it is believed that it was a pub well before then. There are nine separate . . . — Map (db m125426) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Our Lady’s Row, Goodramgate
Our Lady’s Row, Goodramgate The oldest surviving row of houses in York built in 1316 in the churchyard of Holy Trinity to endow a chantry of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The name Goodramgate derives from Gutherungate (12th century) an Anglicised form . . . — Map (db m125429) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — P/O Yves Mahé
P/O Yves Mahé 1919 – 1962 Free French fighter pilot, 235 Squadron Royal Air Force, who helped save York From Luftwaffe bombers on the Morning of 29th April 1942 — Map (db m125251) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Pinfold
This Pinfold, or Pound, was originally an enclosure in which straying cattle were confined pending the payment of a fine. These structures were principally in use in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and were generally situated on roadsides and . . . — Map (db m125204) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Praetorian Gate
Praetorian Gate Near here stood the principal entrance into the City in the days of the Romans. Original date uncertain but probably rebuilt circa 300AD. — Map (db m125248) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Punch Bowl
Punch Bowl The Punch Bowl has been a pub for over 400 years. It has suffered two major fires over the last 150 years, however, the restoration work has retained the tavern's distinctive character. The overhanging gable at the front of the pub was . . . — Map (db m125387) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Roman Column
Roman Column This Roman column once stood within the great hall of the headquarters building of the fortress of the Sixth Legion (whose emblem was a bull) in the fourth century A.D. it was found in 1969 during the excavation of the south transept . . . — Map (db m125242) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Roman Fortress
Roman Fortress This plaque marks the site of the Porta Principalis Dextra or North Western Gate of the Roman Fortress of which the foundations as rebuilt circa A.D. 300 lie just below ground. — Map (db m125434) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — St George’s Hall Cinema
St George’s Hall Cinema The façade of the cinema which was opened in 1921 and closed in 1965. It is a rare example of cinema architecture of the 1920s. — Map (db m125307) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — St Martin-le-Grand
St Martin-le-Grand   A mainly 15th century church, pre Conquest in origin, largely destroyed by fire in the air raid in 1942. The tower was completed before 1437. The Great West Window, considered to be one of the finest early 15th century windows . . . — Map (db m125253) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — St Mary’s Abbey
Welcome to St Mary’s Abbey Once the richest monastery in the north of England, sketched by Turner JMW Turner visited York several times during his long association with Yorkshire. In 1797 during his first tour, the artist visited St . . . — Map (db m125339) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — St. Leonard’s Hospital
St. Leonard’s Hospital Built at the expense of John Romanus (died 1255) this building, comprising a vaulted crypt with a chapel above, formed part of St. Leonard’s Hospital, at one time the largest hospital in the North of England. Originally known . . . — Map (db m125343) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — St. Michael-Le-Belfrey
St. Michael-Le-Belfrey The only pre-Reformation church in York to have been built all at one time (1525 – 1536) by John Forman, Master Mason to the Minster. Guy Fawkes was baptized here on 16th April 1570. — Map (db m125211) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — St. Sampson’s Church
St. Sampson’s Church The Church is first mentioned in 1154. Its Tower was damaged by cannon balls in 1644 and the Church was largely rebuilt in 1848. The adjacent door is fifteenth-century. The redundant Church was taken over by the York Civic . . . — Map (db m125391) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — The George Inn
The George Inn In Elizabethan times Ralph Rokeby Esq. (d.1575) Secretary of the Council of the North lived in a house on this site. Subsequently for about two and a half centuries there existed here a Hostelry known since 1614 as the George Inn, . . . — Map (db m125254) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — The King’s Manor
The King’s Manor A house was built on this site c.1270 as a Residence for the Abbot of St. Mary’s Abbey but was substantially rebuilt in the late 15th century. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539 it became, until 1641, the Headquarters . . . — Map (db m125478) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — The Mansion House
The Mansion House The residence of the Lord Mayor during his year of office. It was built in 1725 – 30 — Map (db m125250) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — The Multiangular Tower
The Multiangular Tower This tower formed the north west corner of the Roman Legionary Fortress of Eboracum It was built about 300 A.D. on the site of an older and simpler tower. The larger stonework at the top is medieval. . . . — Map (db m125338) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — The Shambles
The Shambles The ancient street of the Butchers of York, mentioned in the Domesday Book of William the Conqueror. It takes its name from the word ‘Shamel’, meaning the stalls or benches on which meat was displayed – later versions of which . . . — Map (db m125425) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — This Bridge
City of York This Bridge was declared free from toll on the 7th day of August 1894 Thos Clayton Lord Mayor W.W. Hargroop Sheriff C A Milward   Chairman of Estates & Bridges Committee A. Greer   City Engineer G McGuire   Town . . . — Map (db m125209) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — This Memorial Stone
This Memorial Stone was laid by HRH The Prince of Wales KC With Mason’s Honors On the 18th Day of July 1880 Arthur P Purey, Cust DD Dean of York President — Map (db m125309) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Voluntary Guides
Association of Voluntary Guides to the City of York Founded in 1951, the Association started their first guided tours from Library Square — Map (db m125345) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — William Etty R.A.
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United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Ye Olde Starre Inn
York’s Oldest Licensed Inn, Established 1644 The inn used to be a posting house (a post for changing coach horses. But not necessarily as an office for posting letters). Before 1733 it was open to Stonegate, being accessed by gates into the street . . . — Map (db m125388) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — York Methodists
The upper storey of this building was the meeting place of York Methodists from 1753 to 1759. John Wesley, Charles Wesley and George Whitefield preached here on several occasions during that time, The actual room which the Methodists occupied was . . . — Map (db m125392) HM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — York War Memorial
To The Citizens Of York 1914 – 1918 1939 - 1945 Their Names Liveth For Evermore — Map (db m125382) WM
United Kingdom, England (North Yorkshire), York — Yorkshire Philosophical Society
The Yorkshire Philosophical Society Transferred the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens To the Citizens of York on January 2nd 1961 — Map (db m125341) HM

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