York Minster

There are several instances of the involvement of SHOUTs with the fabric of York minster.


William Shout (1748 – 1826) was the surveyor for the refurbishment of the Minster between the years 1788 – 1826. In this role he was responsible for organising the materials and labour to carry out the work required. The PhD thesis by Alexander B Holden and day book mentioned on the Civil Engineers page make very interesting reading. The link for the thesis is http\\etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/1506 . The day book is unfortunately not available in the Minster library, although many years ago I was lucky enough to obtain a partial  transcription . Much of the day book is concerned with the business of the project with very limited personal information, although there are some mentions of his brothers and associates in York.