York Minster

York Minster

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History of the Minsters in York

From AD 71

A Roman HQ building used to be where the Minster now stands. The Roman HQ was in the middle of a Roman Fort.

From AD 627

The first minster in york was built for the baptism of Edwind, the Saxon King of Northumbria, the building was only small and made out of wood. The location of this Minster is still unknown, but it had been replaced with stone. It was probably made bigger and improved serveral times before the Normans came.

1080 to 1100

On the present site of the York Minster Archbishp Thomas of Bayeux built a Norman Cathedral

1160

The East end and West front of the Cathedral was rebuilt by Archbishop Roger

1220

The South Transept started to be rebuilt by Archbishop Walter Grey in Gothic style. Then over the next 250 years the whle of the York Minster was slowly rebuilt.

The current building as we see it today was finally finished in 1472.

Is it a Minster or Cathedral?

York Minster is both a Minster and a Cathedral, it is the largest medieval gothic catherdral in Northern Europe.

Constantine the Great 274 - 337

Near the York Minster Constantine the Great was proclaimed Roman Emperor in 306 after the death of his father Constantius. His recognition of the civil libeties of his Christian subjects and his own conversion to the Faith established the religious foundations of Western Christendom.

Things to do

If you are not a resident of York it does cost to get in. York Minster provide both free and paid for guides around the Minster.

 

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    News about York Minster

  • York Minster York Minster open late

    York Minster is opening its doors for longer so you can get all the spectacular views from Central Tower at night this weekend only!

 

3 day weather forcast for York

Tuesday: white cloud, Max Temp: 4°C (39°F), Min Temp: 3°C (37°F)

Max Temp: 4°C (39°F), Min Temp: 3°C (37°F), Wind Direction: SSE, Wind Speed: 10mph, Visibility: good, Pressure: 1009mb, Humidity: 92%, UV risk: n/a, Pollution: n/a, Sunrise: 08:06GMT, Sunset: 16:24GMT

Wednesday: light rain, Max Temp: 6°C (43°F), Min Temp: 3°C (37°F)

Max Temp: 6°C (43°F), Min Temp: 3°C (37°F), Wind Direction: SSE, Wind Speed: 9mph, Visibility: good, Pressure: 1004mb, Humidity: 96%, UV risk: n/a, Pollution: n/a, Sunrise: 08:05GMT, Sunset: 16:26GMT

Thursday: white cloud, Max Temp: 7°C (45°F), Min Temp: 0°C (32°F)

Max Temp: 7°C (45°F), Min Temp: 0°C (32°F), Wind Direction: W, Wind Speed: 9mph, Visibility: good, Pressure: 1012mb, Humidity: 91%, UV risk: n/a, Pollution: n/a, Sunrise: 08:04GMT, Sunset: 16:28GMT

Weather by the BBC Weather Centre in association with the Met Office

 

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