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This processional cross is carried at every principal service that takes place at York Minster, it was given to the Minster in 1912. The design is based on an Abyssinian cross that was given to Westminster in 1902.

4 Comments CherryPie on Dec 19th 2011

The scene behind the alter depicts the crowns of all the saints ascending to heaven. It was made by the Broderers’ Guild in 1974 when the chapel was refurbished.

14 Comments CherryPie on Dec 18th 2011

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The Chapter House roof was constructed in approximately 1285.  This model of the roof shows the elaborate construction that is involved:

Above your head is the central boss with the lamb and flag.  It is fixed at the bottom of the king post which rises to the apex of the roof.  Now look for this boss [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Dec 15th 2011

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On all my visits to the Minster I had thought that the Dragon’s head was a recent addition, until I looked into it further on my recent visit…
It is thought to be part of a medieval mechanism that raised a font cover that has long since disappeared.

This is almost certainly the remains of an elaborate [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Dec 13th 2011

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