MULTANGULAR TOWER AND WALL ATTACHED TO SOUTH EAST

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1257120

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1954

Statutory Address: MULTANGULAR TOWER AND WALL ATTACHED TO SOUTH EAST, MUSEUM GARDENS

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Location

Statutory Address: MULTANGULAR TOWER AND WALL ATTACHED TO SOUTH EAST, MUSEUM GARDENS

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

District: York (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SE 60012 52072

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 464203

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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