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John Phillips FRS 1800 - 1874 Geologist Yorkshire Philosophical Officer and first keeper of the Yorkshire Museum Lived here between 1839 and 1853

St Mary's Lodge, Marygate, York, United Kingdom

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On 3rd July 1938 this locomotive attained a world record speed for steam traction of 126 miles per hour

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, United Kingdom

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The childhood home of George Butterworth, MC (1885-1916) English composer, Folk song arranger Killed at the Battle of the Somme August 1916

5 Driffield Terrace, York, United Kingdom

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The former stoneyard of George Walker Milburn 1844-1941 sculptor and carver. He worked from these premises between 1855 and 1941

St Leonard’s Place, York, United Kingdom

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The former office of George Townsend Andrews 1804-1855 Architect of Victorian York and many railway buildings in north east England

31 Castlegate, York, United Kingdom

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James Backhouse of York 1794-1869 Botanist, Nurseryman and Quaker Missionary lived here with his brother Thomas 1792-1845

92 Micklegate, York, United Kingdom

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John Snow (1813-1858) Pioneer of Public Health and Anaesthesia Proved that Cholera is water-borne by removing a pump handle Born and lived in North Street until aged 14john snow

North Street Gardens, North Street, York, United Kingdom

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This seat is dedicated to the memory of Peter Windass a stonemason with York City Council who worked on these walls died 8th January 1994 aged 22 years

city walls, York, United Kingdom

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This Tablet was placed here by the Council of the City of York, October 1898 to record that this portion of the Wall (37 lin Yds) was in the year 1889 restored to the City by Edwin Gray, who served the office of Lord Mayor in 1898.

city walls, York, United Kingdom

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On the night of Friday 16 March 1190 some 160 Jews and Jewesses of York having sought protection in the Royal Castle on this site from a mob incited by Richard Malebisse and others chose to die at each other's hands rather than renounce their faith. יָשִׂימוּ לָּד כָּבוֹד וּתְהִלָּתוֹ בָּאִיִּים ISAIAH XLII 12

Clifford's Tower, Tower St, York, United Kingdom

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George Robinson, landlord of the Blue Bell, hosted the formation of York City Association Football Club here in 1922.

53 Fossgate, York, United Kingdom

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York railway station. This station was opened in 1877 by the North Eastern Railway Company to replace an earlier station built in 1841 within the City walls. Designed by architect Thomas Prosser and engineer Thomas Elliot Harrison, the station is now listed Grade II. This plaque commemorates the refurbishment schemes carried out in 2004 by Great North Eastern Railway Ltd with the support of the Railway Heritage Trust.

Station, York, United Kingdom

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Birthplace of Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree (1871-1954) Quaker, innovator in business management, pioneering social scientist and author of 'Poverty, a Study of Town Life' (1901), which influenced the founders of the welfare state.

Penn House, 38 St Mary's, York, United Kingdom

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The Black Swan A fine timber-framed house. The home of William Bowes MP, Lord Mayor of York 1417; also of his son William Bowes MP, Lord Mayor 1443 and of his grandson Sir Martin Bowes, Lord Mayor of London, in 1545 and Treasurer of the Royal Mint in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I; donor of a Sword of State to the City of York. Later the home of Edward Thompson M.P., Lord Mayor of York 1683 and of Henrietta Wolfe, his daughter, the mother of General James Wolfe of Quebec who lived here as a child.

23 Peasholme Green, York, United Kingdom

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Frankie Howard OBE (1917-1992) Comedian, star of radio, stage and screen spent his early years in this house

53 Hartoft Street, York, United Kingdom

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St Stephen's Orphanage (founded 1870) moved to this building from Trinity Lane after World War I. With the assistance of many notable patrons, including Dean Duncombe, the Worsley family of Hovingham and Dr W A Evelyn, it provided accommodation, support and training to hundreds of orphaned girls for over a century.

89 The Mount, York, United Kingdom

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Dringhouses School c.1850-1904 Village Reading Room 1904-1942 Wilkinson Memorial Library 1942-present. Given after the death of Colonel Wilkinson, last Lord of Dringhouses Manor, to be used only as a public library or for Council-decreed public purpose, for the benefit of the inhabitants of York and Dringhouses.

Dringhouses Library, York, United Kingdom

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The Swan by virtue of its architectural interest merits the title a Tetley Heritage Inn

16 Bishopgate Street, York, United Kingdom

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The Swann by virtue of its architectural interest merits the title a Tetley Heritage Inn

16 Bishopgate Street, York, United Kingdom

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Praetorian Gate. Near here stood the principal entrance into the City in the days of the Romans. Original date uncertain but probably rebuilt circa 300A.D.

1 Saint Helen's Square, York, United Kingdom

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York has been a centre of railway management since 1840. this building, now the Headquarters of British Rail, Eastern Region, was the Head Office of the North Eastern Railway from 1906 (designed by William Bell and Horace Field). The badges above are of the York and North Midland Railway (top), the Leeds Northern Railway (left), and the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway (right), which formed the North Eastern Railway in 1854 and in 1923 became part of the London and North Eastern Railway.

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Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot Conspirator Born here 1570 Hung, drawn & quartered in City of London 31st January 1606

25 High Petergate, York, United Kingdom

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Joseph Rowntree (1836-1925) was born here over the Rowntree shop which opened on this site in 1822. A Quaker businessman, social reformer and philanthropist, he worked here until 1869 before leaving to run the famous Rowntree confectionery company.

10 Pavement, York, United Kingdom

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On Easter Sunday 1834, Anne Lister and Ann Walker had their marriage solemnised in Holy Trinity Church. Anne Lister - widely known as Gentleman Jack - recorded in her diary: 'The first time I ever joined Miss W[alker] in my prayers - I had prayed that our union might be happy'.

Holy Trinity Church, 70 Goodramgate, York, United Kingdom

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The Siege of York 1644. On the 16th July 1644 the Royalists surrendered the City (after three months of siege) to the besieging Parliamentary forces at this point. The terms of surrender were generous and it was due to Ferdinando Fairfax and his son, Thomas Fairfax, second and third Lords Fairfax of Cameron, that the City (and in particular the Minster glass) was preserved from destruction. This plaque was unveiled on the 350th Anniversary of the surrender by Nicholas, 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, and the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of York (Coun. David Wilde).

2 Blossom Street, York, United Kingdom

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St. Antony's Hall the ancient hall of the guild of St. Anthony which was founded prior to 1418 and dissolved in 1627. From 1705 to 1946 it housed the York Blue Coat Boys' School.

St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PW, York, United Kingdom

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The Yorkshire Gentlemen's Cricket Club The YGCC was formed at a meeting held on this site, in Harker's Hotel, on 30th September 1863.

4 Davygate, York, United Kingdom

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The George Inn. In Elizabethan times Ralph Rokeby Esq. (d. 1575) secretary of the Council of the North lived in a house on this site. Subsequently for about two and a half centuries there existed here a Hostelry known since 1614 as the George Inn, from which horsedrawn coaches departed to Hull, Manchester and Newcastle. The sisters Charlotte and Anne Brontë stayed here in 1849. Leak & Thorp moved to this site in 1869.

19 Coney Street, York, United Kingdom

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P/O Yves Mahé 1919-1962 Free French fighter pilot, 253 Squadron Royal Air Force, who helped save York from Luftwaffe bombers on the morning of 29th April 1942

13 Coney Street, York, United Kingdom

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Lady Peckitt's Yard. Formerly known as Bacusgail or Bake House Lane. Later given its present name because John Peckitt, Lord Mayor 1702-03, and his wife lived here. By old York custom, the wife of a Lord Mayor was called 'Lady' for the rest of her life:- 'He is a Lord for a year and a day, But she is a Lady for ever and aye.'

Lady Peckitt's Yard, York, United Kingdom

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Miles Coverdale c.1488-1569. Bishop of Exeter and believed to be a native of York, he translated and published the first complete printed English Bible (1535) and revised the Great Bible of 1539 sponsored by Thomas Cromwell. He was a major figure of the English Reformation and the Authorised version of the Bible (1611) and the psalms in the Book of Common Prayer (1662) depend heavily on his work. Copies of his translations were long kept in this building which, from its erection c.1420 to 1810, housed York Minster Library.

Minster Yard, York, United Kingdom

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CONSTANTINE THE GREAT 274-337 Near this place, Constantine was proclaimed Roman Emperor in 306. His recognition of the civil liberties of his Christian subjects, and his own conversion to the Faith, established the religious foundations of Western Christendom.

Deangate, York, United Kingdom

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In tribute to Frank Pick 1878-1941 a scholar of this school. He served his fellow-men, made transport an art and sought beauty and good design in all things.

St Peter's School, York, United Kingdom

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York Zero Post. The centre of York station was the Zero Point for the measurement of ten of the North Eastern Railway's lines, including those to Beverley, Harrogate, Newcastle, Normanton and Scarborough.

York station, York, United Kingdom

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John Shannon CBE York Civic Trust Chairman 1962-2001 Lawyer and Conservationist worked here at Munby and Scott 1935-1995

18 Blake Street, York, United Kingdom

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Stalybridge Station Clock

National Railway Museum, York, United Kingdom

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Cuthbert Morrell House. Acquired and restored by York Conservation Trust in 2006, this building is named after Cuthbert Morrell (1872-1959), co-founder of the trust. It was originally built in the late 19th century as an extension of St Anthony's Hall to accommodate part of the Blue Coat School.

47 Aldwark, York, United Kingdom

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This 19th Century North Eastern Railway Distant Signal, one of the last to remain in use on a passenger line, was taken out of service in 1984. Signals of this type on former North Eastern Railway routes were painted red until after 1928, so it has been restored to its original condition, and placed here as a memento of York's Railway Heritage, with assistance from the North Eastern Railway Association.

Station, York, United Kingdom

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St. Leonard's Hospital. Built at the expense of John Romanus (died 1255) this building comprising a vaulted crypt with a chapel above, formed part of St. Leonard's Hospital, at one time the largest hospital in the North of England. Originally known as St. Peter's, it was refounded as St. Leonard's by King Stephen and dissolved in 1540.

Library Square, York, United Kingdom

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The Yorkshire Philosophical Society transferred the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens to the citizens of York on January 2nd 1961

Yorkshire Museum, York, United Kingdom

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Bootham. From the old West Scandinavian word "Buthum" (1150) - "at the booths" - implying a district of humble or temporary dwellings. Jurisdiction over Bootham was hotly disputed between the City and St. Mary's Abbey. The main road to the City from the North, it is on the line of the Roman road.

6 Bootham, York, United Kingdom

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The Burton Stone. This stone, first recorded in 1575 and named after the local Burton family, is believed to be the base of a cross which formed a city boundary marker after the dissolution of the nearby St. Mary Magdelene Hospital. During York's worst bout of plague in 1604-05, when a third of its citizens died, people placed money, immersed in vinegar in the hollows, to safely pay outsiders for food or other goods.

Jnt of Bootham/Burton Stone Lane, York, United Kingdom

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York Railway Station. One of the great buildings of Victorian England built 1873-7 (when it was then said to be the largest station in the world) to an original design by Thomas Prosser. It was opened on the 25th June 1877, and this plaque was erected by the York Civic Trust in 1977 to mark the centenary.

York Railway Station, York, United Kingdom

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York Railway Station. This plaque commemorates completion in November 1984 of the new Travel Centre and restoration of damage sustained by the station during an air-raid in 1942.

York Railway Station, York, United Kingdom

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The oldest surviving row of houses in York built in 1316 in the churchyard of Holy Trinity to endow a chantry of the Bless Virgin Mary. The name Goodramgate derives from Gutherungate (13th. century) an Anglicised form of an old Scandinavian name.

70 Goodramgate, York, United Kingdom

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Sir Thomas Herbert 1606-1682 lived hereabouts. A Parliamentarian, he later became a Groom of the Bedchamber and a close friend of Charles I. He stayed with him on the night before his execution and attended him on the scaffold.

7 High Petergate, York, United Kingdom

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Cumberland House. Erected in the early eighteenth century by Alderman William Cornwell, one time Sheriff and twice Lord Mayor of York. It appears to have been given its name in honour of the Duke of Cumberland, second son of King George II, who was given the freedom of the City on his way back to London after the battle of Culloden in 1746.

Cumberland Street, York, United Kingdom

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Sir Thomas Herbert, Bart., born in this house 1606.

Sir Thomas Herbert’s House, Pavement, York, United Kingdom

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The Shambles. The ancient street of the Butchers of York, mentioned in the Domesday Book of William the Conqueror. It takes its name from the word 'Shamel', meaning the stalls or benches on which the meat was displayed - later versions of which can still be seen. It was rebuilt about 1400, when it assumed its present character.

5-6 Kings Court, York, United Kingdom

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From a window in Treasurer's House near this tablet, the young deaf and dumb astronomer John Goodricke 1764 - 1786 who was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society at the age of 21, observed the periodicity of the star ALGOL and discovered the variation of δ CEPHEI and other stars thus laying the foundation of modern measurement of the Universe.

Minster Yard, York, United Kingdom

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