Monument record MYO4640 - YORK CITY WALLS (TOWER 8)
|Grid reference||SE 5996 5132 (point)|
|Civil Parish||York, City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (2)
Stabilised in mid 1980s by City Council. A hollow concrete box was inserted inside the tower to act as an anchor to the walls. This disurbed some of the medieval fabric but left the earth rampart alone.
7 periods of building have been identified. The stone wall was built c.1250-1267 c.1.4m wide. The tower was added later. (INTERIM 10/3).
INTERIM 10, 10/3 p9 (Serial). SYO136.
RCHME, 1972, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume II The Defences (Monograph). SYO63.
- Conservation Area Conservation Area 1: Central Historic Core Conservation Area
- Listed Building (I) 463065: BARKER TOWER AND NORTH STREET POSTERN AND CITY WALL FROM BAILE HILL TO BARKER TOWER AND MICKLEGATE BAR AND VICTORIA BAR
- Scheduled Monument 1004910: City Walls, gates, posterns (not including the section from Bootham Bar to Monk Bar, N of the Minster, now part of National Monument No 13280), moats, mounds, Bayle (or Baile) Hill, St Leonard's Hospital and Merchant Taylor's Hall, Aldwark
Related Monuments/Buildings (5)
- Part of: York City Walls (Baille Hill to Barker Tower) (Monument) (MYO1715)
- Part of: York City Walls in entirety (Monument) (MYO3631)
- Related to: YORK CITY WALL between Tower 7 and 8 (Monument) (MYO4639)
- Related to: YORK CITY WALL between Tower 8 and 9 (Chainage 400-500) (Monument) (MYO4642)
- Related to: YORK CITY WALLS RAMPART (Victoria Bar to Micklegate Bar) (Monument) (MYO4658)
Related Events/Activities (4)
Record last edited
Sep 6 2021 2:37PM