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THE SOUTH TRANSEPT of YORK MINSTER

Detail of the south side of York Minster including the famous circular Rose Window.

York Minster - South Transept architecture: Detail of the south side of York Minster including the famous circular Rose Window and the current main visitor entrance in the south transept which dates from the 13th century in the Early English architectural style was fashionable. Most of the windows are simple lancet (long, narrow and pointed) except for the elaborate carving of the gable which frames the Rose Window.

York Minster - South Transept architecture: The Rose Window of ~1500 commemorates the union of the royal houses of York and Lancaster.

 

 

 

 

York Minster - South Transept architecture: The Rose Window high up on the end of the south transept.

 

York Minster - South Transept architecture: Looking from the south transept up into the central tower and the north-east end of the nave.

 

The architecture of the east wall of the South Transept, York Minster.

 

York Minster - South Transept architecture: Stained Glass in the south transept. where?

 

York Minster - South Transept architecture: Looking south into the south transept.

 

York Minster - South Transept architecture: general view from under the tower

 

 

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York Minster - South Transept architecture: The Rose Window.

 

York Minster - South Transept architecture: The outer petals of the Rose Window are red and white roses (the houses of York and Lancaster) and the work of 16th century Flemish glass-painters. The glass in the centre dates from the 18th century and is in the form of a sunflower from which golden rays radiate from a circle of blue tinted glass.

 

York Minster - South Transept architecture: The ceiling of the south transept.

 

York Minster - South Transept architecture: The lancet stained glass windows below the Rose Window.

 

St George's Chapel, on the west side of the south transept

Memorial Chapel of the West Yorkshire Regiment (West Yorks Regt)

A general view of St George's Chapel and details of the architectural style.

The stained glass windows in St George's Chapel in the south transept

 

York Minster - South Transept architecture: Lower panel detail of the left window.

 

York Minster - South Transept architecture: Lower panel detail of the right window.

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