Sunday, 10 November 2013

York (Part 2)

Time to take a journey into the city centre starting on Micklegate.

The church of St Martin cum Gregory is at the junction of St Michael's Lane and Micklegate. The church originates from the 12th century, but the clock (sadly not working) is in the brick tower rebuilt in 1844.

The building now no longer function as a church, but is used by The Stained Glass Centre.

Micklegate morphs into Bridge Street (which leads to a bridge across the River Ouse), where this building of 1911 can be found.

Crossing the bridge leads us into Low Ousegate. At the junction with Spurriergate (named after the spur makers of the 15th century - probably not a lot of call for their products these days) is the former church of St Michael, used since 1989 as the Spurriergate Centre.

I just love this clock on the Low Ousegate facing wall. Big, decorative, and at an unusual position on the wall, to me this is one of the key features of the city.

Continuing our straight line journey, we pass this clock outside the ate o'clock restaurant on High Ousegate....

...before reaching All Saints Pavement, with its tower dating to 1501.

A short diversion now into Fossgate to see two clocks. The first is at the Viva Goa restaurant, which is slightly worn but working well.

Further down is a derelict example above the Mamselle hair salon. You will not be surprised that this clock isn't in working order.

The other side has a faded sign saying York Butchers - Stop Here, Shop Here.

Let's get back on our main route. The road has now become Peasholme Green, home to the modern building of Ware and Kay Solicitors. This is also a good place to resume a tour along the city walls, which can be seen immediately to the right of the building.


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