York Minster, The Nave Looking West
Photographer: Wilson, George Washington
Medium: Photographic print
"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