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Description

The facades of the York Minster show a lot of niches for statues, but most are empty.

Front facade

Above the entrance

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Robert de Vavasour, holding a piece of rough stone, since he granted of tolls for the haulage of the stone from the quarry at Tadcaster
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Archbishop William de Melton, archbishop of York, 1317-1340; the principal founder of this part of the church, with a model of the church in his hand (Wikipedia).
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William de Perry, holding a piece of moulded and decorated stone, for his grant of free stone and timber for the minster
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Buttresses flanking the entrance
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Left side, statues recently (2016?) replaced
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Right side
Right most buttress

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"Saved from the Ouse", Sculpture group showing saint William of York. In 1154 he was greeted by such a large crowd thet the timber Ouse bridge collapsed. Miraculously no one was drowned - compare the more complete version on Wikimedia commons.

North west tower

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North balustrade

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East facade

Statue of St. Peter, patron saint of the Minster.
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South facade

Southeast tower
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Buttresses
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One of the Evangelists
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One of the Evangelists
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Christ with the pascal lamb
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One of the Evangelists
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One of the Evangelists
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An archnbishop, thought to be St. William, 12th century archbishop of York (Wikipedia).

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Bishop
  • Christ
  • Evangelists (Four)
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • Medieval artist
  • Melton, William de
  • Perry, William de
  • Peter, St.
  • Vavasour, Robert de
  • William of York, St.
  • Location (N 53°57'44" - W 1°4'56")

    Item Code: gbyh076; Photograph: 26 July 2019
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