All Saints North Street: Stained Glass Window Restoration and Preservation – Part 1

As life in the UK at the start of 2021 cruises quietly from one sombre month to another under lockdown 3.0, I expect that such a genuinely exciting piece of heritage news as the beginning of a major restoration project to preserve some of our country's best surviving medieval stained glass may have been lost... Continue Reading →

‘A Yorkshire Antiquary’. Medieval church architecture in a Victorian cemetery.

St George’s Field is a landscaped green space surrounded by the campus of the University of Leeds. When I'm working from the office (a regularity which feels like a lifetime ago) I often escape the city centre on my breaks to eat lunch here. When the student territories of Hyde Park, Woodhouse and Headingley are... Continue Reading →

Lost Churches of York: St. Mary-ad-Valvas

A lot of valuable research continues to inform our understanding of settlement and activity in the pre-Conquest city, but generally very little is known about the early churches in the central area of York. In the later 11th century York began to flourish and by c.1100 the number of new ecclesiastical foundations was well on... Continue Reading →

George Pace and the Church of the Holy Redeemer, York

Architect George Pace (d.1975) is particularly well known for his practise in York and many contributions to the city’s ecclesiastical buildings. Further renown for his individual designs, approach to contemporary building practise and also for his work as a cathedral surveyor, Pace and his workshop made their mark on numerous buildings, not all ecclesiastical, across... Continue Reading →

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