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SE6051 :: The Shambles, York

Taken 34 years ago by Frederick Blake near York/SE5951, York, England

The Shambles, York by Frederick Blake
The Shambles, York

The Shambles, a well preserved medieval area, has existed for over 900 years and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The medieval city’s butcher shops were located here and the name “Shambles” comes from the Saxon word "Fleshammels", which means, "the street of the butchers."
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Subject Grid Square SE6051
Subject Lat/Long 53.958771,-1.080972 (click to view more nearby images)
Near York/SE5951, York, England
Photographer Frederick Blake
Taken 19880617 198806 1988 (about 34 years ago)
Submitted 2005-05-17
Subject scene ·
Group Street York ·
Term butcher shops · shambles · butchers · domesday book · saxon word ·

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