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
Website: LinkExternal link

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
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Paul Gillett and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SE5951, 1726 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 11 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 13 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Business, Retail, Services 
Place (from Tags)
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 59746 51385 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.3070N 1:5.4611W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 59747 51418
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Other Tags
Museum  Convent 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image Type (about): geograph 
This page has been viewed about 12 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register