LENDAL TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1257086

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1954

Statutory Address: LENDAL TOWER, MUSEUM STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: LENDAL TOWER, MUSEUM STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: York (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SE 59991 51959

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Details

YORK

SE5951NE MUSEUM STREET 1112-1/15/792 (North West side) 14/06/54 Lendal Tower

GV I

Defensive tower converted for use as water tower, now used as offices. c1300; heightened 1616, strengthened and extended c1677; altered for offices c1846; refitted 1932. Magnesian limestone, much re-used and including carved fragments of canopy, finial and other mouldings from the ruins of St Mary's Abbey (qqv): roof not visible but said to be of copper. EXTERIOR: 3-stage circular tower with extruded circular stair tower, on chamfered plinth; 3-storey extension. All parts are embattled. Tower entered through Lendal Hill House (qv): unused C19 shouldered doorway with panelled double doors survives in extension. Blocked slit lights are visible on ground floor of both towers: 1- and 2-light windows elsewhere in chamfered openings with chamfered mullions. INTERIOR: not inspected. RCHM record brick partition wall on the lower storeys retaining evidence of engine housings; wooden spiral staircase in stair tower; rooms on first and second floors fitted with panelling. HISTORICAL NOTE: the tower was leased to the Waterworks Company by the York Corporation in 1677 for 500 years in return for a peppercorn rent, still paid annually by the Company in 1994. (An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: The Defences: HMSO: 1972-: 108).



Listing NGR: SE5999151959

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 464253

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York II Defences, (1972), 108

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