Monument record MYO4656 - YORK CITY WALL between Tower 17 and Barker Tower (Chainage 1100-1300)


Stretch of City Wall between Tower 17 and Barker Tower. Includes 2 road arches on Station Road.


Grid reference Centred SE 5987 5184 (153m by 128m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

This stretch of Wall has been rebuilt many times. Many of the most dramatic changes were due to the coming and expansion of the railway – a pair of arches were made in the Walls north of Tofts Tower to give access to the original York railway station, and its goods facilities, and two road arches were installed at the expense of Tower 18 as part of the development of the new railway station
outside the Walls. This is one of the few stretches of wall walk that comes down to pavement level (partly a result of the construction of the approach road of Lendal Bridge (1860-63)).
This section terminates with the postern, rebuilt to allow easy access to the railway coal yards outside the Walls. Conservation Management Plan 2021

2020, Lendal Arch Bridge inspection (Unpublished document). SYO2448.

BGS, 2020, Station Road Arch Stone Assessment (Report). SYO2644.

Donald Insall Associates, 2021, York City Walls Conservation Management Plan (Unpublished document). SYO2629.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: 2020. Lendal Arch Bridge inspection.
  • --- Unpublished document: Donald Insall Associates. 2021. York City Walls Conservation Management Plan.
  • --- Report: BGS. 2020. Station Road Arch Stone Assessment.

Protected Status/Designation

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Record last edited

Sep 1 2021 12:23PM


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