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St Olave’s (pronounced Olive) is an Anglican church in York, England. It is situated on Marygate by St Mary’s Abbey.
The church is situated within St Mary’s Abbey walls, which was ruined in the Dissolution of the Monasteries. It is dedicated to St Olaf, patron saint of Norway. It is thought to have been founded by Earl Siward of Northumbria before the Norman Conquest. Earl Siward is reputedly buried within the church grounds.
The church was heavily damaged during the Siege of York during the Civil War when a cannon was placed on the church roof. The church was severely restored in the 18th century, and a new chancel was added in 1887-9 by George Fowler Jones, a York architect. This contains the five-light 15th-century east window.

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  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 4 years ago

    magnificent space…

  • Thank you very much LisaBeth.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomalmost 4 years ago

    This would be perfect in the Historic Places challenge…only 3 days left to enter!

  • thank you for the reminder..will enter.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 4 years ago

    Please consider entering this image (or any other image) in the Inside Images or Paintings challenge in the Disability and Beauty group.

  • thanks Cee ..will do.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature 11/02/11

  • Thank you very much for the feature,Dave.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey

    – Trevor Kersley

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