Your Top Selby Objects in 3D

We have made 3D models of your favourite historical Selby objects and here they are for us all to see...

Click on each image to see its model and explore it in detail online...

Fletcher's Sauce Bottles

These sauce bottles were bought from Reg who owned the antique shop near St Marys. Fletchers was a Selby company, who made sauces. J.P Fletcher opened the factory in 1915, where their most famous sauces, Titbits and Tiger, were made until HP closed the line in 1994. Courtesy, Angela Robinson.

Christie's Ballroom Plate

Christie's Ballroom was where everyone in Selby used to go dancing. There was a huge rollerblading rink with seats all around the edge. It is now Rivermills Ballroom. This plate was found at a Selby antique fair with many of my other finds. Courtesy, Angela Robinson.


Roman Facepot

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.

Maundy Money

Every Easter the Queen presents Maundy Money in recognition of people’s service to church and community. Selby Abbey was the first Parish Church to be honoured with this ceremony as part of the Selby 900 celebrations. Courtesy, John Cattanach

Roman Facepot Maundy money pouch Maundy money

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 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.

Selby Abbey Finial

This carved stone finial was found during archaeological excavations of Abbots Staith in November 2017.  It’s thought that it was destined for Selby Abbey, but was discarded and not used, as it has some small damage, and also shows no sign of weathering from being outside.

Herball Book

This historic book, owned by Selby Abbey, is The Herball, an illustrated book of plants and herbs.  Originally by John Gerarde, this edition was enlarged and amended by Thomas Johnson in 1633. Johnson was a botanist who was born in Selby. His most famous work was his revision of Gerade’s Herball, where he added over 800 new species and amended many entries. 

Selby Abbey Finial

£1 Banknote from Selby Bank

This banknote for one pound was issued by Selby Bank and signed by John Foster, the banker and local merchant, on 1st May 1815. Courtesy, Leeds Museums and Galleries.

£1 Banknote from Selby Bank  

Join Us

You can hear more about the fascinating stories behind some of these star objects by watching the series of talks given by curators, historians and owners by following the links below. There are three talks to view and in them we hear from: 

Grace Chapman from Selby Abbey and Catherine Keable, talking about the Abbey objects and Catherine’s experiences working in our local businesses of Selby.

Katherine Baxter, curator at Leeds Discovery Centre, tells all about two of the objects held in her museum's collection, the Selby banknote and the Selby seal.

And finally, Paula Ware talks all about the Roman Facepots and the dig that found them in Barlby.