SE5951 : The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre

taken 5 months ago, near to York, Great Britain

The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre
The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre
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The Convent of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin at Micklegate Bar, York, better known as The Bar Convent, is the oldest surviving Roman Catholic convent in England, established in 1686 The laws of England at this time prohibited the foundation of Catholic convents and as a result of this, the convent was both established and operated in secret. Frances Bedingfeld, a member of the Sisters of Loreto (also known as the IBVM), signed the deeds for the land the convent was to be built upon on 5 November 1686, under the alias Frances Long.

Today, The Bar Convent is a popular York destination for tourists and offers bed and breakfast accommodation, meeting rooms, a gift shop, café and museum exhibition about the Convent's history. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 August, 2018   (more nearby)
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Monday, 13 August, 2018
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Religious sites  Business, Retail, Services 
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York 
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Convent 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 59746 51385 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.3070N 1:5.4611W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 59747 51418
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