SE7428 : Howden Minster, East End Ruins

taken 8 months ago, near to Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Howden Minster, East End Ruins
Howden Minster, East End Ruins
Although the minster was not destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 1540s, the choir or chancel was allowed to fall into ruin, and only the nave was used for services. The east end of the church was bricked off in 1600 and the octagonal Chapter House finally fell into ruins by 1750. The ruins are now in the guardianship of English Heritage and may be viewed only from the outside, as they are still part of the current minster church.
Howden Minster
Howden Minster is one of the largest and most magnificent churches in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul and it is therefore properly known as 'the Minster Church of St Peter and St Paul'.

There is known to have been an Anglo-Saxon church at Howden which was owned by abbey of Peterborough. It became a Collegiate Church in 1264 when a college of priests was established here in 1264. Rebuilding the Norman church in the Early English style seems to have been begun in thirteenth century and the bulk of the surviving fabric of the building is from the period between 1265 and 1340 but the church was subject to continuous rebuilding. A small octagonal Chapter House was built after 1388, the last of its kind to be built in England.

The church is a Grade I listed building (List entry Number: 1160491 LinkExternal link Historic England). The listing also covers the ruined Chapter House.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 748 282 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.7159N 0:52.0096W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 748 282
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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