Foundations of Selby

Below is a list of treasures from the developing town of Selby. If you like one or more of these items don't forget to vote for them, the link is at the bottom of this page. 

Selby Abbey Seal

This is a seal cast of the Benedictine Abbey of St Mary and St Germanus, Selby. It dates to 1282 and depicts St Germanus seated on a throne holding a pastoral staff and raising his right hand in benediction. Courtesy, Leeds Museums and Galleries.

Selby Abbey Seal

Candlesticks from the Selby Abbey Fire

These candlesticks from Selby Abbey were made from wood, salvaged from the 1906 fire. They were made from the timber found to commemorate the nave reopening in October 1907. Courtesy, Angela Robinson.

Candlesticks

 

Strudwick Stick

This stick is one of many wooden objects made from medieval oak timbers that were salvaged from the great fire of 1906 in the Abbey. Thomas Strudwick is known to have made at least 12 of these and possibly more.

Strudwick Stick

Geneva Bible

This is a late-16th century Geneva Bible. It is filled with personal notes from someone who had it in the 1700s and includes a copy of the Prayer Book. It was found in early 2020 when moving some items round in the Abbey. Courtesy, Selby Abbey.

Image of the Geneva Bible

 

Selby Abbey Roof Boss

This roof boss was damaged in the Selby Abbey fire of 1906. It is one of the only surviving wooden objects from the fire, however, was too badly damaged to be repaired. It is now displayed in the south transept of the Abbey. Courtesy, Selby Abbey.

Inkpot

Samian ware is recognisable by its distinct glossy red colour. This ink well originates from Eastern Gaul, France and was found at the Turnhead Farm site in Barlby. It is one of the latest of its type suggesting that it may date from the early third century. Courtesy, MAP Archaeological Practice.

Inkpot

Roman Facepots

This Roman head pot was found by archaeologists working on the Turnhead Farm site in Barlby. The pot represents Septimus Severus, Roman Emperor 193-211. The Imperial family resided in Britain from 208 until Severus’s death in 211 in York. Courtesy, MAP Archaeological Practice.

Roman Facepots

 

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