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York Minster, The Nave Looking West

York Minster, The Nave Looking West

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865


Item number: 7

Length: 10.8

Width: 8.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The west window of the nave is peculiarly striking for its rich and intricate tracery; and when illuminated by the rays of the setting sun, appears extremely beautiful.

In 1840 a fire broke out in one of the south-west towers, through the carelessness of a workman employed to repair the clock. It was discovered about half-past seven in the evening; but before midnight the tower and the whole of the nave were reduced to mere shells. The damage done was estimated at £23,000, which was raised by subscription.

The late Mr. Beckwith bequeathed £2000 for a peal of bells, and £3000 towards renovating the Chapter House."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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