St Denys

St Denys

Geoffrey H.
St Denys Church stands in a churchyard raised above the level of the surrounding roads. It is dedicated to St Denys, the patron saint of France and of Paris. There is evidence that the site was formerly occupied by buildings of the Roman and Viking or Anglo-Saxon periods. The present church is the chancel of the original medieval building, and occupies about one-third of its space - the west end was demolished in 1797, and the central tower (whose spire had been damaged in the Siege of York and was later struck by lightning in 1700) was replaced by the present tower in 1847. (Source; Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_parish_churches_of_York #British #Christian #Christianity #Church #England #Europe #G3FX #Great_Britain #Medieval #North_Yorkshire #Religion #St_Denys #UK #York #Yorkshire
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