- 1296-2011 (Creation)
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The church of the ancient parish of York All Saints Pavement has been tentatively identified as one of the eight York churches recorded in the Domesday book, when the patronage of the rectory was held by the Bishop of Durham as a gift of the king. Although briefly part of the archdeaconry of Cleveland in the 1160s, the parish of All Saints, Pavement has belonged to the archdeaconry of York since that time.
After the Dissolution, the Crown obtained patronage which was transferred to the Archbishop of York in 1868 with whom it remains. The benefice was augmented twice by Queen Anne’s bounty in 1763 and 1764, and again by parliamentary fund in 1815. All Saints Pavement has historically had strong links with the corporation and guilds and is the regimental church of the Royal Dragoon Guards.
The ancient parish of All Saints, Pavement persisted until 1586 when it was united with York, St Peter the Little as part of a widespread conglomeration of “decayed” City parishes into more viable units. In 1885 the parish of York, All Saints, Pavement with St Peter the Little was further augmented with the parish of York, St Crux, to form the ecclesiastical parish of York, All Saints, Pavement with St Peter the Little and St Crux.
In 1954 the parish of York St Saviour was also added, to form York, All Saints, Pavement and St Crux with St Saviour. Most recently, the parish of St Mary, Castlegate with St Michael, Spurriergate was united with All Saints, Pavement in 1987. This formed the present day ecclesiastical parish of York, All Saints, Pavement with St Crux and St Michael Spurriergate.
The parish church dates in part to the twelfth century but was almost completely rebuilt in the fourteenth. The west tower was added c.1400. The chancel and chancel aisles were taken down in 1782 and the church was extensively restored in 1834. In 1887 the east end of the church was rebuilt to a design by architect George Edmund Street.
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Yorkshire Parish Register Society, 'The Parish Register of All Saints' Church, Pavement, in the City of York, 1554-1690.' Edited by T. M. Fisher (1934).
Yorkshire Parish Register Society, 'The Parish Registers of All Saints' Church, Pavement, in the City of York, 1690-1738.' Edited by T. M. Fisher (1936).