1st Edition

York Art, Architecture and Archaeology

Edited By Sarah Brown, Sarah Rees Jones, Tim Ayers Copyright 2021
    264 Pages 118 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    264 Pages 118 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    York explores the archaeology, art, architecture and cultural heritage of the city in the late Middle Ages.

    In the years since the resurrection of the British Archaeological Association conference in 1976, the association has met in the city only once (in 1988), for a conference that celebrated Yorkshire Monasticism. As a consequence, the secular and vernacular architecture as well as the architecture, art and imagery of York Minster were excluded from its scope, something redressed in the meeting that took place in 2017. As many recent publications have focused on York in the earlier medieval period, this book shines a much-needed light on the city in the later medieval ages. Starting with a range of essays on York Minster by authors directly involved in major conservation projects undertaken in the last ten years, the book also includes information on the vernacular architecture and transport infrastructure of York, as well as the parochial and material culture of the period.

    Illuminating the extensive resources for the study of the late Middle Ages in England’s second capital, this book provides new research on this important city and will be suitable for researchers in medieval archaeology, art history, literature and material culture.

    1. The shrines of St William of York reconstructed
    2. Stuart Harrison

    3. The patronage of the chapter-house in York Minster
    4. Hilary Moxon

    5. The chapter-house roof of York Minster
    6. Julian Munby

    7. York Minster at the time of the Black Death: the stained glass and chantry-chapel of Archbishop Zouche
    8. Christopher Norton

    9. The constructional context of the Great East Window at York Minster
    10. Alexander Holton

    11. Looking for John Thornton: the Great East Window of York Minster revisited
    12. Sarah Brown

    13. Archaeology and the investigation of vernacular buildings in late edieval York
    14. Gareth Dean and Jayne Rimmer

    15. Medieval Yorkshire roads, bridges and York merchants
    16. David Harrison

    17. The early-sixteenth-century stained-glass programme of St Michael-le-Belfrey, York
    18. Lisa Reilly and Mary B. Shepard

    19. The material world of the York plays

            Richard Beadle


    Sarah Brown is Professor of the History of Art at the University of York and Director of the York Glaziers’ Trust. Her research focus is stained glass history and conservation.

    Sarah Rees Jones is Professor of Medieval History at the University of York. She specialises in the history of the later Middle Ages, with a particular interest in urban societies and the lived environment.

    Tim Ayers is Professor of the History of Art at the University of York. He specializes in English art of the later Middle Ages, with a particular research interest in stained glass.