Monument record MYO2008 - YORK CITY WALLS (MONK BAR TO LAYERTHORPE)

Summary

An excavated stretch of the Severan Roman Fortress Wall, an interval tower and the East Angle Tower can be seen just inside and partially under the existing City Walls. The Tower appears to overlie the foundations of an earlier Trajanic Tower (107-8 AD). This stretch of Wall also runs past the impressive timberframed Merchant Taylor’s Hall, the Roman remains of a corner tower and an early 19th century brick built ice house in the external rampart, which are all located south east of Monk Bar. This section of Wall extends eastwards to the Foss and the site of Layerthorpe Postern and the medieval Layerthorpe Bridge, both now demolished. This was where the City Walls met the area without walls, defended by means of the King’s Fishpond.

Location

Grid reference SE 60672 52145 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

City of York Council, 1991, 1991 City Walls Structural Survey (Unpublished document). SYO2265.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: City of York Council. 1991. 1991 City Walls Structural Survey.

Protected Status/Designation

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Apr 6 2021 1:26PM

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