The Shambles York

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shambles York

Recently crowned 'Britain's most picturesque street' by users of Google Street View, the Shambles in York is known as Europe's best preserved streets and dates back to the fifteenth Century, with much of the buildings preserving many features dating back to that period. The actual street history dates back even further as it was recorded in the Doomsday Book, then known as 'In Macello'

 

Fleshammels

The origin of the name 'Shambles' originates from the Saxon term 'Fleshammels' which means 'the street of the butchers' which in the Elizabethan, the street was. As you will see when you walk down the street, you will see the wide window ledges where the meat would have been displayed. Also you will notice the deep gullies down the street where the bloody would have been swept through as the animals were slaughtered

 

The Shambles Today

Today you will find many gift and sweet shops, restaurants and generally anything to cater for the many tourists and visitors today as this street is one of the most popular visitor attractions. You will also see find a house shrine dedicated to Margaret Clitherow who was a Catholic martyr condemned to death for harbouring priests and carrying out Catholic worship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Shambles

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St William College

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Clitherow Shrine's

Margaret Clitherow Shrine, York

The Shambles York