SE7428 : Howden Minster

taken 23 days ago, near to Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

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Howden Minster
Howden Minster
This view looks through the ruins at the east end of the minster to the tower. This end of the minster, the choir, ceased to be used after the dissolution of the monasteries, services from then on being confined to the nave as they still are today. Gradually it fell into a ruinous state, suffering serious damage in the Civil War; the roof collapsed in a storm in 1696.
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
Monday, 23 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 30 September, 2019
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 7480 2825 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.7161N 0:52.0369W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 7485 2824
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