View of Bootham Bar, one of the four gateways in York's City Wall, seen from the west, with a general street view in the foreground
- 1940 - 1964
- Bootham Bar, York
- Photograph (Negative)
A view of Bootham Bar, the western gate of four that surround York's City Wall, seen from the west. The city gateways, or bars, were built during the 12th century after the Norman Conquest. The gateway conssists of a wide round arch on the ground level, and possibly two storeys above it. The top stage has round pilasters on each corner, and the west side has three small statuettes; one on each corner and one in the centre of the gateway. To the right is a set of exterior stairs with a smaller arch underneath. In the foreground is a street view, with pedestrians, a bus and a motor vehicle which appears to have driven under the gateway and towards the photographer.
© Historic England Archive
Photographer: Booty, E M
Medieval Town Gate
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