Monument record MYO4773 - Site of Roman interval tower (SW1) Coney St


A series of six polygonal projecting stone interval towers as part of the early 4th century remodelling of the south-west defences. SW1 Roman interval tower exposed in 1956 beneath British Home Stores, Coney Street.


Grid reference SE 6027 5184 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

SE60285184. A Roman interval tower situated under the NW part of British Home Stores, Coney Street, was exposed in 1956, SW1 on the key plan. Tower stands 130ft from the South angle tower. (1)

[Tower SW2 has not been discovered and its position is conjectural.]

Siting confirmed. (2)

1 An inventory of the historical monuments in the City of York. Volume I: Eburacum: Roman York 16 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, England
2 Field Investigators Comments F1 Waight EC 05-Jun-1963

RCHME, 1962, Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume 1 Eboracum, p16 (Bibliographic reference). SYO62.

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

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Bibliographic reference: RCHME. 1962. Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume 1 Eboracum. 1. p16.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (4)

Record last edited

Sep 10 2021 9:30AM


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