Saturday, 12 May 2012

Back in Time


One of the most attractive ginnels in York is now known as Lady Peckitt's Yard. Previously it was Bakehouse Lane and before that Bacus gail (the northeast to southwest lane). It acquired its current name from the fact that Lady Peckitt, the wife of John Peckitt, Lord Mayor of York in 1701, lived in a house down here. Some of the buildings are late 17th century and are the first examples of brick built domestic houses in the city.

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  1. The best-looking ginnel I've seen!

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  2. This is gorgeous. One really can leave 2012 behind by stepping in here, don't you think? Imagination can go back three hundred years and wander around a bit.

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    1. Yes indeed, whenever I walk through here I wonder about all the other feet that have trodden the same path.

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  3. Very nice! Half expecting Jack the Ripper lurking in the shadow...

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    1. There is a hairdresser's shop down here, maybe Sweeney Todd too!

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