EYO7451 - Archaeological Investigations at Red Tower to Walmgate Bar




Location City Walls Red Tower to Walmgate Bar
Grid reference SE 6104 5166 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust


Not recorded.



A total of eight test pits were excavated to investigate form differences, rampart deposits, and cracks in the fa├žade of the City Walls. Upper rampart deposits were encountered in all trenches. The form of the City Walls and their respective footings were varied across the test pits. Where the City Wall is most structurally sound the footings were primarily foundation arches. Areas with plinth foundations (Test Pit 6), alterations, such as 19th century (Test Pit 4), and modern underpinning (Test Pit 3); or where Towers are bonded were significantly weaker.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2020. Archaeological Investigations at Red Tower to Walmgate Bar.

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • YORK CITY WALLS Tower 35 (Monument)
  • YORK CITY WALLS Tower 36 (Monument)
  • YORK CITY WALLS between Red Tower and Walmgate Bar (Chainage 2600-2900) (Monument)

Record last edited

Jun 5 2020 9:06AM


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