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Margaret Clitherow Shrine

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Address: 35 The Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 621756
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The former home of St. Margaret Clitherow, an ordinary butcher's wife who...

The former home of St. Margaret Clitherow, an ordinary butcher's wife who was martyred for her faith in 1586, is today a shrine in her memory.

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Worth a few minutes of your time

Easily missed when you are walking around the shambles. Worth having a look though. Very small interior with pew and chairs a few bits to read about Margaret Clitherow.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Easily missed when you are walking around the shambles. Worth having a look though. Very small interior with pew and chairs a few bits to read about Margaret Clitherow.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The point is covered during the guided tours. It ideally takes 10-15 mins to cover this historical shrine.

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Thank ud1981
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

In the Shambles ..... look out for what looks like an old house with its green plaque outside. Tranquil and peaceful original home of a True Saint of York a Martyr for the Faith. TIP: Mass is celebrated here at 10am on Saturdays. Leave a prayer in the book on the window sill. Lovely ...... just lovely and its FREE... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This is the house where the Saint who died for being a catholic in the 1500s in York. The death was barbaric where she was leant over a stone with a door weighted on top of her.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

It is a small house in the Shambles and is a Shrine to Margaret Clitherow who lived there in 1586 and was made a Saint in 1970. It is small little chapel. Well worth a visit but do some research on the person to get the full feel for who she was and what she did.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The original house of a York saint who would not denounce her beliefs and was killed in a horrific way because them has been turned into a shrine in her memory. Nice little building in a busy part of the city.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

From the outside the building looks like it will collapse at any moment and looks like the oldest building in the Shambles. Inside, it is like a church in a front room. It is free to enter and there is usually no-one about when we go in. There are bits of information about Margaret Clitheroe which is really interesting. She... More 

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Thank HatterWilko
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

This is a tiny little shrine in the middle of York which I've walked past many times and missed. It's very small and you only need to be in there for five / ten minutes to read the couple of information boards, a nice little place to call in.

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

This was a stop on our walking tour. It was interesting to learn of her dedication to keeping a faith alive. It is off the beaten path.

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Darlington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

We walked past the shrine even though we were looking for it whilst walking through The Shambles (one of York's main shopping / tourist areas). The shrine is inside a small beamed-ceiling house (look for the green plaque with Maraget Clitheroe's name on it) and has basic information about the history of this remarkable lady. There is no entrance fee,... More 

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