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An Ancient Chapel Hides Steps Away From a Modern Shopping District
Bedern Chapel, the remains of the Chapel of the College of the Vicars Choral of York Minster. This 14th century chapel, consecrated in 1349, can only be reached via one of York's mysterious snickelways.
© Ferne Arfin
Come through the ginnel
(passage through a building or wall) known as Bedern Passage and you are on Bedern Path beside the ancient remains of Bedern Chapel.
The chapel was once part of the College of the Vicars Choral of York Minster and was consecrated in 1349. According to author Mark W. Jones, its name means house of prayer.
Look for Jones's wonderful little book, A Walk Around the Snickelways of York on Amazon or your local bookstore to discover more of medieval York hidden along its secret passages, snickelways and ginnels.