York Minster, Choir Stalls

The choir is the traditional place for services to be sung
and is the location of both the cathedra (seat) of the
Archbishop and the stalls for the Chapter.  Above the
stalls are plaques - originally created to protect the
wood from the hair oil of the canons - which illustrate,
with an heraldic or symbolic design, the saint associated
with the prebendal churches.  All the woodwork in the
choir had to be replaced following a fire in 1829.

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