Monument record MYO4674 - YORK CITY WALLS Tower 28


Semi-circular interval tower on York city walls, probably of the period 1266-1318. The upper part was restored 1888-9, including the `pepper-pot' turrets.


Grid reference SE 6038 5239 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Semi-circular tower c.4m in diameter. The tower was floored in brick during the Victorian restoration scheme. In the mid 1980s the tower required further restoration. This involved the removal and repair of the Victorian additions. The upper parts of the tower were removed down to the medieval stone work.

An exploratory excavation was carried out to examine the foundations of the wall at the back of the tower in December 1986. It became clear that the back of the tower had originally been open and that the sides had projected over a metre behind the rear face of the city walls.

RCHME, 1972, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume II The Defences, p124 (Monograph). SYO63.

YAT, 1987-88, INTERIM 12, 12/1 p46 (Serial). SYO39.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Serial: YAT. 1987-88. INTERIM 12. 12/1 p46.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1972. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume II The Defences. p124.

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Record last edited

Jan 30 2023 10:10AM


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