Monument record MYO4689 - YORK CITY WALLS Tower 36


Mediaeval interval tower between Red Tower and Walmgate Bar. Crenellated, rectangular with chamfered plinths, early 14th century.


Grid reference SE 6107 5149 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest City of York, 14-Mar-1997
An inventory of the historical monuments in the City of York. Volume II: the defences 140 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, England

Tower 36 was largely rebuilt from a ruined condition in 1864. It is rectangular, 16 ft. 7 ins.
wide and projecting 3 ft. 2 ins. The plinth is continued around the base and there is a modern
cruciform arrow slit in the E. face 3½ ft. above the plinth. The two merlons on this face have
canopied arrow slits. Against the inner side are two flights of steps to the wall walk, in use in
1834. (SYO63 repeated in Mason and Clark 2019)

1980 – Survey report by R. D Waterman (City Engineer). Condition of walls described as
generally fair between the Red Tower, Tower 35 and Tower 36 (including the area of 1864
rebuild/pier removal at chainage 2800). The walls between Tower 36 and Walmgate Bar are
described as requiring urgent repairs. (Mason and Clark 2019)

RCHME, 1972, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume II The Defences, p140 (Monograph). SYO63.

2019, Towers 35 -36 Structural Inspections (Unpublished document). SYO2446.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: 2019. Towers 35 -36 Structural Inspections.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1972. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume II The Defences. p140.

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Record last edited

May 11 2023 10:16AM


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