Monday, 3 September 2012

Cross Gates

We are in the centre of Viking York here. This is a view up Low Ousegate towards High Ousegate (local pronunciation ayoozegate!) The street off to the left is Spurriergate where the spur makers used to ply their trade and to the right is Nessgate. Nessgate leads to a 'ness' or headland, in this case a finger of land between the rivers Ouse and Foss on which York castle was built.
The church on the left is St Michael's first built around 1088, it is now a cafe and Fair Trade centre, and worth a visit if you are passing.


  1. It's hard to believe that that church is so old!

  2. No kidding, RedPat!

    This answers questions I've had about churches in England that are falling so low in attendance. England is good about finding new purposes for great architectural treasures, and I'm glad that's what was done for this one.

  3. this looks a brilliant transformation!

  4. I had a coffee here in The Spurriergate Centre yesterday, there are some interesting old windows inside.


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