Friday, 19 October 2012

St Nicholas Fields

This site used to be a rubbish tip, and is now a local nature reserve. It is one mile from York city centre and sited between a housing estate and and an industrial estate. The standing stones are stone that was dumped here when it was a landfill site.
The earliest records of St Nicholas Fields come from the 12th century when the land was leased to the nearby hospital of St Nicholas. The hospital was founded in the reign of Henry I to accommodate up to forty patients, mostly suffering from leprosy. 


  1. We have come a long way since leprosy stalked the land. Its much better as home to wildlife and nature generally.

  2. Interesting reuse of that property through the ages!

  3. this is rubbish like no other.


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