The Chapter House of York Minster

With towering stained-glass windows and an open plan, the Chapter House of York Minster is an extraordinarily grand space.

York Minster (The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter), begun 1220, consecrated 1472; Chapter House completed by 1296. Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris

Additional resources

Explore an interactive map of York Minster

Synagoga and Ecclesia, Strasbourg Cathedral

Depicting Judaism in a medieval Christian ivory

Sarah Brown, “The Chapter House and Its Vestibule,” Stained Glass at York Minster (London: Scala Arts Publishers Inc., 2017), pp. 24–31.

Sarah Brown, York Minster: An Architectural History c. 1220–1500 (Swindon: English Heritage, 2003).

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "The Chapter House of York Minster," in Smarthistory, July 20, 2023, accessed March 1, 2024,