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City Walls Attached to Tower Place

A Grade I Listed Building in Guildhall, York

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Latitude: 53.9553 / 53°57'19"N

Longitude: -1.081 / 1°4'51"W

OS Eastings: 460403

OS Northings: 451412

OS Grid: SE604514

Mapcode National: GBR NQWP.RW

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.CVH5

Entry Name: City Walls Attached to Tower Place

Listing Date: 24 June 1983

Last Amended: 14 March 1997

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259260

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463063

Location: York, YO1

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Guildhall

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: York All Saints, Pavement

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


1112-1/21/6 City Wall attached to Tower Place
(Formerly Listed as:
Wall to south of footpath running
from No.9 to Tower Street)


Defensive wall attached to No.9 Tower Place (qv), extending
approximately 60 metres north-east, now forming southern
boundary to Tower Place. Probably late C13. Magnesian
limestone ashlar. Approximately 2 to 3 metres high with
embattled parapet. Cruciform arrow slit towards No.9 (Davy
Tower), and head of weathered buttress adjacent to No.2 Tower
Place (qv). On inner side of wall a narrow length of original
wallwalk survives behind the parapet. Wall ran originally from
Davy Tower on the river bank to Castlegate Postern, demolished
in 1826.
(An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York:
The Defences: HMSO: 1972-: 158).

Listing NGR: SE6040351412

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