SE5548 : East wall, St Nicholas, Askham Bryan

taken 3 years ago, near to Askham Bryan, York, Great Britain

East wall, St Nicholas, Askham Bryan
East wall, St Nicholas, Askham Bryan
Showing the 3 slit windows, and the "Vesica Piscis" window above them.
St Nicholas, Askham Bryan
The Church of St Nicholas in Askham Bryan is a Grade 1 listed building of Norman origin, built in the 12th century (with a small bell tower added in the 17th century). It is constructed of magnesian limestone ashlar and sandstone rubble with a plain tile roof. The arched porch and east wall are apparently part of the original structure. The east wall contains 3 slit windows, and above them is an oval window, known as ‘Vesica Piscis’. This represents the Greek word for fish, a traditional Christian symbol, and a reference to Jesus’ words to Simon Peter and his brother Andrew in the Bible (Matthew 4:19) “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”.
Sources - Askham Bryan Village Design Statement, 2005 LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 April, 2016   (more nearby)
Saturday, 16 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Public buildings and spaces 
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WGS84: 53:55.7643N 1:9.4843W
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