Monument record MYO2197 - Site of barbican at Micklegate Bar


Barbican constructed in the 14th century. Part of a side wall of the barbican collapsed in April 1810 and it was proposed to demolish the whole. It was not completely removed until September 1826. Sir Walter Scott reputedly said he would gladly walk from Edinburgh to York if this would save the barbican.


Grid reference Centred SE 5974 5145 (20m by 23m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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Record last edited

Oct 28 2020 10:23AM


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