SE7428 : Howden Market Cross and Minster

taken 1 year ago, near to Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Howden Market Cross and Minster
Howden Market Cross and Minster
This market cross, in Howden Market Place, is not as old as it looks. Although the base is probably mediŠval, the shaft and cross itself were made as recently as 1909. A plaque (SE7428 : Plaque on Howden Market Cross) affixed to the shaft states that "This cross was erected and presented to the town of Howden by Jane, widow of Thomas Sinclair Clark Esq of Knedlington Manor, May 27th 1909".

It is Grade II-listed (List entry Number: 1160586 LinkExternal link Historic England).
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: 53:44.7211N 0:51.9913W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 748 282
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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