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MULTANGULAR TOWER AND WALL ATTACHED TO SOUTH EAST

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MULTANGULAR TOWER AND WALL ATTACHED TO SOUTH EAST

List entry Number: 1257120

Location

MULTANGULAR TOWER AND WALL ATTACHED TO SOUTH EAST, MUSEUM GARDENS

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

County:

District: York

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 464203

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

YORK

SE6052SW MUSEUM GARDENS 1112-1/27/775 Multangular Tower and wall attached 14/06/54 to south-east

GV I

Defensive tower and length of wall approximately 25 metres long forming west angle tower and south-west wall of the Roman legionary fortress of Eboracum; incorporated later into the defences of the medieval city. c300 AD; tower raised in late C13; excavated 1831; restored 1960. Roman masonry in small limestone blocks laced with bonding courses of red tile; tower raised in larger ashlar blocks. Tower is approximately 9.5 metres high, on battered plinth. Upper stage is faceted, each of 8 faces having a cruciform arrow slit. At former parapet level, stub of water spout projects. On inner side slits are set in pointed arched recesses. Wall approximately 5.5 metres high and contains a number of blocked recesses on the inner side. (An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: The Defences: HMSO: 1972-: 110).

Listing NGR: SE6001252072

Selected Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York II Defences, (1972), 110

National Grid Reference: SE 60012 52072

Map

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