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St. Mary's Church, York

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St. Mary's Church, York
St Mary Castlegate stands on the eastern side of Castlegate, overlooking the eastern end of Friargate in York. The church has a dedication stone which calls the church a minster, and records that it was founded by [Ef]rard, Grim and Æse. The date of founding is unknown but is thought to be the late tenth or early eleventh century. It comprises a nave with north and south aisles, a chancel with north aisle, a chapel south of the chancel, and a west tower with spire.

The prevailing style is fifteenth century but with noticeable sections of twelfth and thirteenth century work remaining. It was fully restored by Butterfield between 1868-1870. It was deconsecrated in 1958, and in 1975-2001 served as a heritage centre. It reopened as a contemporary visual arts venue in 2004. Nearby, the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church was recorded in York in 1867. In 1872-1902 it met in a room in Castlegate, and then in the Merchant Tailors' Hall until 1939. [The History Files]


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St. Mary's Church is located at OS Grid Ref. SE6044051624

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