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THE SHAMBLES YORK

MEDIEVAL STREET

SHORTEST STREET IN YORK, WITH LONGEST NAMED.

SHORTEST STREET IN YORK, WITH LONGEST NAMED.

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MENTIONED IN DOOMSDAY BOOK.

SHAMBLES

SHAMBLES

SHAMBLES

SHAMBLES

SHAMBLES at Kings Square end.

SHAMBLES at Kings Square end.

SHAMBLES YORK

SHAMBLES YORK

LITLE SHAMBLES.From Shambles to Market.

LITLE SHAMBLES.From Shambles to Market.

SHAMBLES shopfront

SHAMBLES shopfront

SHAMBLES, shopfront.

SHAMBLES, shopfront.

SHAMBLES, Overhang.

SHAMBLES, Overhang.

SHAMBLES, alleyway to market.

SHAMBLES, alleyway to market.

SHAMBLES

SHAMBLES

SHAMBLES.Margaret Clitherow shrine,open daily.free.

SHAMBLES.Margaret Clitherow shrine,open daily.free.

SHAMBLES YORK

SHAMBLES YORK

SHAMBLES in November 2018

SHAMBLES in November 2018

SHAMBLES

SHAMBLES

SHAMBLES YORK

SHAMBLES YORK

SHAMBLES FROM THE STREET CALLED PAVEMENT.

SHAMBLES FROM THE STREET CALLED PAVEMENT.

SHAMBLES YORK .Could you shake hands across. ?

SHAMBLES YORK .Could you shake hands across. ?

The Shambles is an old street in the centre of York in North Yorkshire in England. It as overhanging timber framed buildings dating back to the 14th century. In history it was the street of butchers,not now it is mostly tourist shops and eateries. -- Hooks from the butchers shops can still be seen.--- In the Doomsday Book of 1086 , the Shambles is mentioned.--The shrine of Margaret Clitherow, who was married to a Shambles butcher,was pressed to death on Ouse Bridge York,in 1586. She is a R.C. saint.---It is said that it is possible to shake hands across the street from the upper deck of some buildings.----Behind the Shambles is the daily open air market,accessed by Little Shambles and narrow passageways (localy called Snickelways)--- Although refered to as The Shambles ,the correct name is just Shambles.------At the street named Pavement near Marks and Spencer shop the cobbled street of Shambles goes to Kings Square.---Shambles is a pedestrian street, can get busy with tourists, quieter in mornings=== At the Pavement end is the shortest sreet,with the longest name.--The street called Pavement was Yorks first paved area,called Pavement since 1378.

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