View of Micklegate Bar, one of the four gateways in York's City Wall, seen from the south, with a pair of policemen and a car in the foreground

1940 - 1964
Micklegate Bar, York
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A view of Micklegate Bar, seen from Blossom Street, south of the gate. The gate of one of the four gateways into the city usually accessed by those travelling from the south. It dates to the 12th century, when four gateways were added to York's defences after the Norman Conquest. The gate consists of a wide round arch at ground level with three storeys of windows above it. There are niches either side of the first storey window and, above those, are round pilaster on the corners, supported by a stepped corbel. The pilasters have a thin opening in the shape of a cross, and have embattled parapets on the roof. To the left of the gate are two smaller round arches set in a smaller wall. There is a partial view of bothe sides of Blossom Street, and a pair of policemen in the foreground on the left, and a motor vehicle on the right.


This is part of the Series: EMB01/01 Negatives taken by Mrs E M Booty; within the Collection: EMB01 Mrs E M Booty Collection


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Photographer: Booty, E M


Medieval Town Gate