11th century Clifford's Tower (York Castle), York, York

11th century Clifford's Tower (York Castle), York, York
Photograph taken 1985 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: j920591

An illustrative reconstruction of York Castle as it might have looked soon after construction, with the Minster beyond. York Castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1069 to establish his control in the north. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010). Read detailed archaeological description.

Location

York York

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

reconstruction drawing castle motte bailey house defence river bridge wall medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage