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7. St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior and Jacob's Well House, Trinity Lane

St Mary's Church, York

St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior is the oldest church in the City

St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior is the oldest church in the City and the lower parts of the tower date back to Saxon times in the early 11th century (pre Norman Conquest) and contain re-used Roman masonry. You can see these construction changes in the three lower layers of masonry, all pre-Conquest i.e. compare the lowest re=used Roman masonry, course Saxon herringbone style masonry in the middle and a through-stone Late Saxon North Country type and above these three layers the later medieval addition/reconstruction? of the west tower. The west tower is the oldest piece of ecclesiastical architecture in York.

 

St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior

St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior is well hidden away in the back streets just north of the southern City walls east of Micklegate Bar. You can see the re-used Saxon windows in the upper parts of the tower of St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York.

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 The aisles were added or rebuilt in the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries and the chancel was rebuilt in the 13th century and restored in 1860 along with much of the exterior of St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York..

 

The medieval font with its late 17th century font cover of carved open scrolls and the remains of an Anglo-Saxon cross in St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York..

 

In the south wall of the chancel are four medieval stained glass windows of four figures

(shown below from left to right, I think?)

A fragment of medieval glass in St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York.

 

A fragment of medieval glass in St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York.

 

A fragment of medieval glass in St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York.

 

A fragment of medieval glass in St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York.

 


Jacob's Well House in Trinity Lane, York

Jacob's Well is a small timbered house with overhang in Trinity Lane. The exterior of the lower floor is brick and an upper floor of timber-framed construction.

 

Jacobs Well, York, has a unique 15th/early 16th century beautifully carved but somewhat strange canopied wooden porch which was obtained from a house in Davygate/Pavement? and the only surviving example in York of this once popular style.

Parts of the wooden porch of Jacob's Well have had to be restored or replaced.

 

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