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The Shambles Live Google Street View Map Camera images York England
The Shambles Live Google Street View Map Camera images York England

Enjoy a live virtual walk along the famous York street - the Shambles - by viewing this Google Street View 360 degree panoramic camera images along the Shambles street in the city centre of York - North Yorkshire - England   View this live virtual camera tour along the Shambles street in York by viewing this Street View Google Map in the English city of York in England

The Shambles (official name Shambles) is an old street in York, England, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. It was once known as The Great Flesh Shambles, probably from the Anglo-Saxon Fleshammels (literally 'flesh-shelves'), the word for the shelves that butchers used to display their meat. As recently as 1872 there were twenty-five butchers' shops in the street but now there are none. There is still a butcher in the adjacent Little Shambles which leads to York's open-air Newgate Market.

Among the buildings of the Shambles is a shrine to Saint Margaret Clitherow, who was married to a butcher who owned and lived in a shop there.

Although the butchers have now vanished, a number of the shops on the street still have meat-hooks hanging outside and, below them, shelves on which meat would have been displayed. The shops currently comprise a mixture of eateries and souvenir shops, but there is also a bookshop and a bakery.


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