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St. Martin le Grand Church (York)

St. Martin le Grand is one of the historic churches in the ancient cathedral city of York.

It can be found in Coney Street, close to the River Ouse.

The church, from the late Perpendicular period, has beautiful 15th century stained glass.

St. Martin le Grand suffered severe bomb damage in 1942, during the Second World War, and parts were demolished for safety reasons.

There was extensive restoration in the 1960s, but much has been deliberately left open to the sky, as at the Garrison Church at Portsmouth and the old Coventry Cathedral, as a testament to the futility of war, with a Garden of Remembrance.

The church has a 17th century clock, which overhangs Coney Street.

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