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St. Sampson’s Church,
York
Sub-Roman Archiepiscopal Cathedral?
The great interest of St. Sampson’s lies in the fact that it is the only church in the country dedicated to the legendary Archbishop of York who was supposedly installed by King Arthur’s uncle, Ambrosius Aurelianus, after repelling a force of Saxon invaders in AD 466. The building appears to have originally been built into the wall of the old Roman city. Part of an early 11th century cross shaft, found in the area, certainly shows its ancient origins.
The tower of this 15th century church was heavily damaged by cannon fire during the Civil War Siege of York in 1644. It was later restored but, by 1845, the whole building was almost a complete ruin, apparently due to a bad fire

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church, york, st sampson

Comments

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful street shot Trevor.

  • thanks Torfinn.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago

    nice shot trevor mate just one thing though maybe using the perspective tool in PS would have stopped the building sloping to the right

  • thanks Steve…will review it and maybe change

    – Trevor Kersley

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