History and Description of the Ancient City of York (Volume 2); Comprising All the Most Interesting Information, Already Puglished in Drake's Eboracum

 
9781235690075: History and Description of the Ancient City of York (Volume 2); Comprising All the Most Interesting Information, Already Puglished in Drake's Eboracum

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818. Excerpt: ... SECTION VI. Streets and Public Buildings, ancient and modern, within Monk-Ward, including a brief Historical Description of each, with occasional Observations. lVJ.ONK-WARD commences on this side of the city, at the short narrow street between Colliergate and Fossgate, called WHIPMAWHOPMAGATE. Whence this name is derived, seems not to be known, at present. The House of Correction was anciently on Peaseholme-Green, in it's vicinity, and this street may have been a boundary for the public whipping of the delinquents; or we may even suppose it of still earlier origin, when it probably was itself the site of a prison of that kind. The east end of St. Crux' church, already described, adjoins this street; but formerly there was a row of houses before it, which were removed to widen the street. Not long ago, "Whipmawhopmagate was the market for shoes and boots; but very few are at present exposed there for sale; it being now chiefly remarkable as the basket market; of which a very considerable number are offered for sale every Saturday. A very good travellers' inn, stands in this street, " The Old Geokgr;" which, in consequence of the buildings being pulled down, that inclosed the east end and south side of St. Crux' church, is now mostly called the George in Pavement, to distinguish it from a large inn of the same sign, in Coney-Street. Nearer JFbssgate, is a passage leading into Hungate; known by the name of STAIN BOW-LANE. It is ancient, narrow, and very confined; and is only remarkable from it's vicinity to the site of a very spacious monastery, which formerly occupied nearly all the ground from Whipmawhopmayate to the river Foss. It was called Cbc onasterg of THE FRIARS CARMELITES. Drake, in speaking of this monastery, expresses himself so fully, that the f...

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