Listed Building: MULTANGULAR TOWER AND WALL ATTACHED TO SOUTH EAST (464203)

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Grade I
LBSUID 464203
Date assigned Monday, June 14, 1954
Date last amended

Description

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

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Grid reference SE 60011 52072 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW

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Record last edited

Jan 11 2007 3:00PM

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