Saturday, 24 March 2012

Ancient and Modern

This is a view of St Andrewgate. It is a typical York scene with bollards across the street to prevent cars entering the city centre, and a mixture of old and new buildings. Here they range from the white 14th century stone of  St Andrews church, through to the modern brick development of St Andrew Place. Many new houses were built here in the 1990s with the aim of bringing people back to live in the city centre. To buy a 3 bedroom townhouse here would cost around £375,000. In the 13-14th century before St Andrews church was built this street was known as Ketmongergate meaning street of the meat or flesh sellers.


  1. I see places like this on "House Hunters International" and the prices they ask are out of sight. Not for me. Though they do look nice. I never saw a City Center I would want to live in even if I had property there and could live rent free. Not my style. I prefer the cornfields of Ohio or Indiana or the hills of West Virginia.

    Since I was hacked I had to give up my old user name and the blogs that went with it.

    So this is the new birds blog and I hope you can come visit. Birds Birds Birds and Birds

  2. Looks like a great street - that would be a real bargain here for a 3 bedroom townhouse downtown!


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