SE5947 : St Andrew's Old Church, Bishopthorpe

taken 9 years ago, near to Bishopthorpe, York, Great Britain

St Andrew's Old Church, Bishopthorpe
St Andrew's Old Church, Bishopthorpe, taken 9 years ago
Sited next to the Archbishop of York's Palace in Bishopthorpe, a church dedicated to St. Andrew existed here in the 1220s and was replaced by a second (or possibly third) building in around 1768. The surviving west wall was possibly added during restoration work in 1842. Due to constant erosion of the west bank of the River Ouse the building's foundations had become unsafe by the end of the 19th century and a new church was built west of the Palace on Bishopthorpe Road. Services ceased in the old church and began in the new one in July 1899, after which most of the old building was demolished leaving only the gothic fašade and a few gravestones. Nowadays there is an ongoing restoration project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to salvage what remains of the old church and much of the remaining structure has been repaired with new stone.
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Tuesday, 2 October, 2007   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 October, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 597 477 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:55.3467N 1:5.4635W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 597 477
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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