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St. Cuthbert's Church, York

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St. Cuthbert's Church, York
St Cuthbert's Church stands on the northern side of Peasholme Green, to the immediate east of central York. The church was built near Layerthorpe Postern on York city walls. It existed by 1087 but no other record of it predates 1238. The existing building dates to 1430 when it was restored and largely rebuilt by William de Bowes, lord mayor of York in 1417 and 1428. Roman stones can still be found in its walls, suggesting a much earlier date for the original Saxon building.
The church has a nave and west tower. The porch and vestry are modern. Part of the east wall was put up in the eleventh century, but the rest is a full rebuild of about 1500, apparently to enlarge it. Since 1991, Visions Multimedia Worship have run it. Nearby, at the lower end of Aldwark, just metres west of the church, Peasholme Green Wesleyan Chapel was built and probably opened on 15 July 1759. It was sold in 1806 after the Methodists moved to New Street Chapel. [The History Files]

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St. Cuthbert's Church is located at OS Grid Ref. SE6077052043

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