Church Explorers – Saint Mary Bishophill Junior

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Event:
Church Explorers – Saint Mary Bishophill Junior
Date:
August 5, 2017
Venue:
Saint Mary Bishophill Junior
Address:
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Bishophill, York, YO1 6EN, United Kingdom
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Organizer:
Church Explorers
Updated:
June 9, 2017
Church Explorers comes to York

Saint Mary Bishophill Junior is one of the city of York’s oldest churches and contains some distinctive and historic architectural features.

Built around a core of an 11th-century Anglo-Scandinavian nave, 12th- and 13th-century additions have given the church the shape that can be seen today. Fragments of Anglo-Scandinavian sculpture can be seen on display inside the church.

The church’s oldest and most distinctive feature is its west tower. Clearly built in two phases, the lower portion is Anglo-Saxon and used Roman tiles and masonry in its construction. At the time of the construction of the nave in the 11th-century, the tower was built up to its current height. At the base of the tower can be seen an internally reconstructed arch from Roman masonry.

Saint Mary’s Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Heritage

Visitors will be able to see a display on the tower and learn about the history and architecture of York’s oldest working church. The Rudgate Singers will be in the church giving a performance of medieval monastic chant, singing mass in the Latin rite of Compline.

Plus: At 12.30pm Ashley Tuck of Wessex Archaeology will give an illustrated presentation on the archaeological survey of the former Oliver House, adjacent to St Mary’s.

This event takes place on August 5 – 1130am-4pm

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