St Olave's church, York :: Shared Description

Grade I listed

Founded in 1055 by Siward, Earl of Northumbria, although nothing of this church remains.
The church is situated adjacent to the ruined St Mary's Abbey to the south.
It consists of western tower, nave with aisles of 6 bays, 2 bay chancel, organ chamber south chapel and vestry.Most is from the 15th C.
The outside has embattled parapets with gargoyles and pinnacles. The tower has four crocketted pinnacles. At one time there was a clerestory but this was removed in refurbishment of 1720.
The chancel was extended in 1879 under the influence of the Oxford movement.
The nave has north and south aisles with a south chapel at the east end. This contains a window by Harry Stammers and James Powell and Co.
The organ is originally by Walker.


by Julian P Guffogg
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SE5952 : Stained glass window, St Olave's church, York by Julian P Guffogg
SE5952 : St. Olave's Church, Marygate by PAUL FARMER
SE5952 : Church of St Olave, York by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5952 : St Olave's church, York by Julian P Guffogg
SE5952 : Interior, St Olave's church, York by Julian P Guffogg
SE5952 : St Olave's church, York by Julian P Guffogg


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Created: Sat, 26 Apr 2014, Updated: Sat, 26 Apr 2014

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