Monument record MYO5232 - Air Raid Shelter, City Wall Rampart, Station Rise


Located on the inner face of the city walls near West Offices, Station Rise. Constructed in 1939. Section drawing showing shelter and tunnel in RCHME vol 1. Images attached are from 2012 and one showing the vents within the rampart in 1963.


Grid reference Centred SE 5974 5171 (17m by 17m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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Full Description

There is a short account of the excavations in 1939 for the air raid shelter near the present West Offices (an area then known as Old Station Yard) in Royal Commission on Historical Monuments The City of York Vol 1 Eburacum Roman York (1962),p51, Fig.39 (section showing position of shelter within the ramparts and access tunnel for telephone links) and a plan showing the limit of the excavations for the shelter as Fig.46 on p.56. Professor Sir Ian Richmond (then in 1939 a young archaeologist on a visit to York) had inspected the tunnel and the structures, evidently the Roman City Wall, found within it - but was only allowed a few minutes to observe and record. (Peter Addyman Pers Comm 2021).

ARP Emergency Committee, 1940, Civil Defence Handbook, A guide to householders (Booklet). SYO2664.

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

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Booklet: ARP Emergency Committee. 1940. Civil Defence Handbook, A guide to householders.
  • --- Bibliographic reference: RCHME. 1962. Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume 1 Eboracum. 1.

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Record last edited

Jul 1 2021 8:31AM


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