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Holy Trinity Micklegate

The walls of the nave and the central tower is all that remain of the substantial Benedictine priory church founded in 1089, itself on the site of a pre-Conquest church.

York, Yorkshire

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Most of the surviving older stonework is 13th century, but the church decayed after the Dissolution and had to be rebuilt in the 19th century.

As if to make up for its lost heritage, the church now has a fascinating display on the Monks of Micklegate, focusing on the beautiful 13th century illuminated Book of Beasts they created (currently in St John's College, Oxford).

In the Middle Ages, Holy Trinity was the starting point for the celebrated York Mystery Plays; there is also a set of stocks in the churchyard.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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