All Saints North Street: Stained Glass Window Restoration and Preservation – Part 2

I was very pleased to see my first project update (posted 11.02.2021) was read by so many people directed through from Twitter. It isn't surprising that the on-going restoration of the church's medieval stained glass is of public interest, so as long as these updates keep being favourably received during lockdown, I'll keep them coming. I'm... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

York Medieval Church Crawl 23/11/19

On a cold, wet Saturday last month I lead the latest in my series of walking tours around some of York’s medieval parish churches. I was delighted to yet again welcome such an engaged and thoroughly enthusiastic group, ready to push through the cold, unrelenting drizzle and perhaps the most challenging condition of all –... Continue Reading →

Of Glass, Goblets and Dragons (and an Octopus)

The following article preceded my contribution to the interpretation project for window's 'story' on the Google Arts and Culture app (which despite my best efforts to have it scrupulously edited, still features a few generalisations presented as fact) The ancient city of York boasts an extraordinary built heritage. Under steeple and tower, echoes and memories... Continue Reading →

Website Built with

Up ↑

Create your website with
Get started