Friday, 25 November 2011

Micklegate in Autumn

This is a view of one of the imposing houses on Micklegate as seen from the churchyard of Holy Trinity. The street name derives from the Old English word mickle meaning ‘great’. For hundreds of years this was the main street into the city from London. It was the wealthiest area of the city and the home of many markets and traders. The butter market for the north of England was held here from around 1662, and the butter standard was only finally removed in 1828.


  1. A gorgeous autumn scene! Love the colors and the brick building!

  2. A fine building! Lovely shot.

  3. Thank you for the beauty and the history.


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