Sarcophagi, Museum Gardens

June 2011

Carved figure on sarcophagus

Stone sarcophagi have been visible in the grounds around the Yorkshire Museum, particularly near the Multangular Tower, for years. Curious relics, though I’m not sure whether people are curious about them. There were some inside what we used … More …

Stone lion, Museum Gardens

June 2011

Carved memorial/effigy, with lion

These grounds are full of old stone sarcophagi and other stone fragments, and of late they’ve been moved around a bit. This carved piece was noticed this spring, placed near the former bowling green near the abbey ruins.

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Museum Gardens: people

March 2011

Museum Gardens, visitors, summer 2007

A great deal of effort has gone into this place, since the Yorkshire Philosophical Society took on the site in the early 19th century, and in its more recent management by the local authority and York … More …