An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central

The Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England survey, covering the City of York within the city walls and on the left bank of the River Ouse. As well as dealing with churches and public buildings, such as the Guildhall, this volume also has detailed information on notable houses.

RCHME Inventory Volumes. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1981.

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Table of Contents

Title Page(s)
Frontispiece: St. Michael, Spurriergate, Window sII
List of Illustrations v-xx
Preface xxi
List of Commissioners xxii
The Royal Warrant xxiii
Report xxv-xxx
Abbreviations Used in the Text xxxi-xxxii
Sectional Preface: History to 1540 xxxiii-xxxviii
Sectional Preface: Ecclesiastical Architecture xxxix-lvii
Sectional Preface: Secular Architecture lviii-xcviii
Parish Church of All Saints, Pavement 1-5
Parish Church of Holy Trinity Goodramgate 5-9
St. Andrew's Hall 10
St. Crux Parish Room 11-12
Parish Church of St. Cuthbert 12-15
Parish Church of St. Denys 15-19
Parish Church of St. George 20
Parish Church of St. Helen 20-22
Parish Church of St. Margaret 22-25
Parish Church of St. Martin 25-29
Parish Church of St. Mary 30-36
Parish Church of St. Michael-le-Belfrey 36-40
Parish Church of St. Michael Spurriergate 40-43
Parish Church of St. Sampson 44-46
Parish Church of St. Saviour 46-49
Burial Grounds 49-50
Other Ecclesiastical Architecture 50-56
Bedern and St. William's College 57-68
The Treasurer's House and Gray's Court 69-76
The Guildhall 76-81
Merchant Adventurers' Hall 81-88
Merchant Taylor's Hall 88-91
St. Anthony's Hall 91-93
St. Leonard's Hospital 93-95
Other Public Buildings 96-105
Houses: Aldwark-Castlegate 105-115
Houses: Chapter House Street-Coppergate 115-128
Houses: Cumberland Street-George Street 128-135
Houses: Goodramgate-High Ousegate 135-148
Houses: Hungate-Low Ousegate 148-157
Houses: Market Street-New Street 158-170
Houses: Newgate-Peter Lane 170-180
Houses: Petergate 180-199
Houses: Piccadilly-St. Saviour's Place 199-212
Houses: Shambles-The Stonebow 212-220
Houses: Stonegate 220-235
Houses: Swinegate-Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate 235-242
Armorial Index 243-244
Glossary 245-247
Index 251-282
Plate 1: 19th-Century Map of Central York and Plan of Gray's Court 1
Plate 2: Drawings of Churches 2
Plate 3: Drawings of Mediaeval Buildings 3
Plate 4: Streetscapes, Cumberland Row and St. Saviourgate 4
Plate 5: Streetscapes, High Petergate 5
Plate 6: Streetscapes 6
Plate 7: Alleyways 7
Plate 8: Aerial View, High Petergate and Precentor's Court 8
Plate 9: Church Exteriors, Holy Trinity, Goodramgate and St. Martin, Coney Street 9
Plate 10: Church Exteriors, St. Cuthbert and St. Sampson 10
Plate 11: Church Exteriors, St. Denis and St. Margaret 11
Plate 12: Church Exteriors, St. Saviour and All Saints, Pavement 12
Plate 13: Church Exteriors 13
Plate 14: Church Exterior, St. Mary, Castlegate 14
Plate 15: Church Interior, St. Mary, Castlegate 15
Plate 16: Church Interiors, St. Saviour and Holy Trinity, Goodramgate 16
Plate 17: Church Interiors, St. Helen and St. Sampson 17
Plate 18: Church Interiors, St. Michael, Spurriergate and All Saints, Pavement 18
Plate 19: Church Interiors, St. Martin, Coney Street and St. Michael-le-Belfrey 19
Plate 20: St. Andrew's Hall, Exterior. Bedern Chapel, Exterior 20
Plate 21: Pre-Conquest Stones 21
Plate 22: Pre-Conquest Stones 22
Plate 23: Pre-Conquest Stones 23
Plate 24: Church Windows, 14th and 15th-Century 24
Plate 25: Church Windows, 14th, 15th and 16th-Century 25
Plate 26: Church Doors and Doorways, 12th and 15th-Century 26
Plate 27: Architectural Details, 12th, 15th and 16th-Century 27
Plate 28: Carved Stonework, 12th-Century 28
Plate 29: Carved Stonework, Late 14th and 15th-Century 29
Plate 30: Carved Stonework, 16th-Century 30
Plate 31: Carved Stonework, 15th-Century 31
Plate 32: Royal Arms and Company Arms 32
Plate 33: Closing-Ring, 12th-Century 33
Plate 34: Communion Rails, 18th-Century 34
Plate 35: Furniture, 13th and 17th-Century 35
Plate 36: Church Fittings, Mediaeval, 17th and 18th-Century 36
Plate 37: Reredoses, 18th-Century 37
Plate 38: Church Fittings, Miscellaneous 38
Plate 39: Church Fittings, Miscellaneous 39
Plate 40: Brasses and Coffin Lid 40
Plate 41: Monuments, 17th-Century 41
Plate 42: Monuments, 17th and 18th-Century 42
Plate 43: Monuments, 18th-Century 43
Plate 44: Monuments, 18th-Century 44
Plate 45: Glass, 15th-Century 45
Plate 46: Glass, 15th-Century 46
Plate 47: Glass, 15th-Century 47
Plate 48: Glass, 14th-Century 48
Plate 49: Glass, 14th and 16th-Century 49