The Shambles, 1350-1475 medieval streets. York, North Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe.
The charming Shambles is one of the best preserved medieval streets in the world, and sits amid a district of twisting, narrow streets in York, England, United Kingdom, Europe. The Shambles was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of William the Conqueror in 1086. Many of its buildings date from 1350-1475, when the street hosted butchers' shops and houses. The overhanging timber-framed fronts of the Tudor buildings shelter the "wattle and daub" walls below and would keep direct sunshine off of the butchers' meat. "Shambles" may derive from "Shammel," an Anglo-Saxon word for the slaughterhouse shelves of the open shop-fronts. This image was stitched from multiple overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download