EYO7886 - Tower 2, City Walls




Location Tower 2, City Walls
Grid reference SE 6022 5120 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust





Between the 2nd November 2020 and the 11th May November 2021 York Archaeological Trust conducted an archaeological watching brief and excavation at Tower Two, York City Walls. The work was undertaken for City of York Council to satisfy archaeological monitoring requirements. The work was based on a Written Scheme of Investigation produced by YAT. The works involved the monitoring or ground work and excavation and recording within the internal area of Tower Two, to answer research outcomes defined in the WSI. The watching brief for the removal of internal rubble and subsequent excavation provided insight to the sequence of events, from the construction of the rampart to all stages of Tower 2 construction and renovation. In summary, It is likely most of the structure below the previous extant floor level is related to the original construction of the tower in the early-mid 14th century (RCHME, 1972), with several repair and remodelling events from that date to the early modern period. Everything above and including the current walkway is nineteenth century and later in date.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2021. Tower 2 City Walls EVA and WB.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • YORK CITY WALLS (TOWER 2) Chainage 100 (Monument)

Record last edited

Jun 22 2022 2:08PM


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