Ironwork outside the Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York.

The ironwork here was supplied by the Walker Iron Foundry in 1852 (Murray 20), and this design of cast-iron pillars is seen at other sites too. There is a neat lamp over the door which is probably of the same date.

The site is an important one. The Unitarian Chapel itself is Grade II* listed. It was Presbyterian originally; it is the oldest Nonconformist chapel in the city, having been built in 1692-93 in brick, on the plan of an equal-armed cross with a low central tower (Pevsner and Neave 179).

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Murray, Hugh.Nathaniel Whittock’s Bird’s-Eye View of the City of York in the 1850s.York: Friends of York City Art Gallery 1988.

Pevsner, Nikolaus, and David Neave. Yorkshire: York and the East Riding. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002.

Created 4 February 2022