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The Shambles

THE SHAMBLES  The ancient street of the Butchers of York, mentioned in the Domesday Book of William the Conqueror. It takes it name from the work 'Shamel', meaning the stalls or benches on which the ...

THE SHAMBLES 

The ancient street of the Butchers of York, mentioned 
in the Domesday Book of William the Conqueror. 
It takes it name from the work 'Shamel', meaning the 
stalls or benches on which the meat was displayed -- 
later versions of which can still be seen. It was rebuilt 
about 1400, when it assumed its present character.

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