Monument record MYO4690 - YORK CITY WALLS between Red Tower and Walmgate Bar (Chainage 2600-2900)


This section of wall walk is carried on large foundation arches - clearly visible from the exterior of the wall - whilst the arches supporting the walkway are visible from the interior. Much brickwork along this stretch was replaced by stone when the parapet and wall walk were rebuilt in the mid-19th century. The rampart starts approximately 40m south of the Red Tower, probably approximately where the edge of the water was at the time of building.


Grid reference Centred SE 6105 5156 (50m by 288m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

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)

YAT, 1986, INTERIM 11, 11/1 p22 (Serial). SYO2193.

YAT, 1995, York City Walls, Chainages 1000-1017; 1919-1921; 2300-2400; 2773 (Tower 35) Watching Brief (Unpublished document). SYO707.

2019, Towers 35 -36 Structural Inspections (Unpublished document).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

York Archaeology, 2022, City Walls Tower 35 (Unpublished document). SYO3013.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Serial: YAT. 1986. INTERIM 11. 1-4. 11/1 p22.
  • --- Unpublished document: 2019. Towers 35 -36 Structural Inspections.
  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeology. 2022. City Walls Tower 35.
  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 1995. York City Walls, Chainages 1000-1017; 1919-1921; 2300-2400; 2773 (Tower 35) Watching Brief.

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Record last edited

Aug 16 2023 1:50PM


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