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17. Some Streets of York City centre

City of YORK SCENES  17a. Goodramgate

See also 17b. A digression down the Shambles to Coppergate

Goodramgate

The Goodramgate is derived from the 12th century Gutherungate an Anglicised form of an old Scandinavian name.

Goodramgate ends at Monk Bar which houses the Richard III museum

The north end of Goodramgate ends at Monk Bar, Monkgate, which houses the Richard III museum (see also page 1 and City Walls page 13)

 

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Wealdon Hall on the right is one of many fine buildings in Goodramgate - but how old?

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More old buildings in Goodramgate such as the Ristorante Pizzeria and The Snickleway Inn and lots of small busy shops and the flow of tourists gives Goodramgate a real bustling medieval feel to it.

 

The lovely secluded medieval church of Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate, with the west towers of the Minster in the left background. (See also page 12 Holy Trinity, Goodramgate)

 

Looking down Goodramgate, said to be named after Guthrun, a Danish chieftain.

Looking down Goodramgate, said to be named after Guthrun, a Danish chieftain. On the left is the Lady Row of medieval cottages - amongst the oldest buildings in York. Lady Row is the oldest surviving row of houses in York built in 1316 in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church to endow a chantry of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

There are a number of splendid medieval buildings in Goodramgate.

There are a number of splendid medieval buildings in Goodramgate.

 

A typical 'medieval' section of Goodramgate

The Golden Slipper and the Royal Oak look pretty old!

 

Down one of the, almost hidden, 'snickelways' off Goodramgate, called Bedern, is the remains of the 14th century Bedern Chapel. It was the Chapel of the College of the Vicars Choral of York Minster and was consecrated in 1349. The building is now a major centre for the conservation of stained glass. You can go on guided tours of the Bedern Glaziers' Studio, home of the Bedern Glaziers's Trust whose acclaimed work, including for the Minster itself,  is known all over Europe.

 

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