Monument record MYO4697 - YORK CITY WALLS Tower 39


Mediaeval angle tower between Fishergate Bar and Fishergate Postern, built in the early 14th century. The inner side of the tower has a doorway. Tower 39 was stabilised in 2004-05.


Grid reference SE 6069 5125 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest City of York, 14-Mar-1997
Field report on SX 67 SW 253 - 01-MAR-1989 153-4

The walls between Fishergate Postern and Tower 39 were initially built in the 14th century possibly on top of a pre-existing rampart replacing a wooden palisade.
The lower part of the walls we see now is original to the 14th century. The parapet and some of the upper wall is Victorian.

19th century drawings shows that the exterior rampart fell away quite steeply outside Tower 39.
Horsley's map of 1694 shows that there was a ditch at the foot of the external rampart between Tower 39 and Fishergate Postern Tower.

NMR, 2019, NMR data (Digital archive). SYO2214.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

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Record last edited

Sep 15 2022 1:51PM


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