Monument record MYO4230 - YORK CITY WALLS (TOWER 2) Chainage 100
|Grid reference||SE 6022 5120 (point)|
|Civil Parish||York, City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (1)
Tower 2 (NG 60235120. Pl. 18) is semicircular, 16⅓ ft. wide and projecting 7 ft. 2 ins. in front of the wall. There is a double chamfered plinth around the base where footings are visible. It is not bonded into the wall, which is on a slightly different alignment from its inner face.
2019 Test pits suggested a combination of shallow footings the tower and the wall combined with the rubble infill of the tower have contributed to structural movement. Concrete underpinning was noted in one test pit suggesting that the subsidence is an historical issue.
RCHME, 1972, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume II The Defences, p91 (Monograph). SYO63.
YAT, 2019, Tower 2 City Walls EVA (Unpublished document). SYO2444.
Mason Clark, 2020, Tower 2 Slope Stability Analysis (Unpublished document). SYO2443.
- Conservation Area Conservation Area 1: Central Historic Core Conservation Area
- Listed Building (I) 463065: BARKER TOWER AND NORTH STREET POSTERN AND CITY WALL FROM BAILE HILL TO BARKER TOWER AND MICKLEGATE BAR AND VICTORIA BAR
- Scheduled Monument 1004910: City Walls, gates, posterns (not including the section from Bootham Bar to Monk Bar, N of the Minster, now part of National Monument No 13280), moats, mounds, Bayle (or Baile) Hill, St Leonard's Hospital and Merchant Taylor's Hall, Aldwark
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Record last edited
Feb 5 2021 1:26PM