Monument record MYO4628 - YORK CITY WALLS Baile Hill (TOWER 1)

Summary

Tower built in 1878 to a design by G Styan as a terminal feature to the York City Wall which finished abruptly at the foot of a flight of steps up the side of the Baile. Baile Hill Tower 1878 when walls adjacent to Skeldergate Bridge (qv) were demolished. Baile Hill Tower: 2 storeys with embattled parapet. Flight of steps to wallwalk passes through tower from foot of rampart, through arched doorway with stilted 2-centred head. Other openings are 3 slit lights in chamfered openings and 2 arrow slits with oillets, one blocked.

Location

Grid reference SE 6029 5127 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Baile Hill Tower 1878 when walls adjacent to Skeldergate Bridge (qv) were demolished.
Baile Hill Tower: 2 storeys with embattled parapet. Flight of steps to wallwalk passes through tower from foot of rampart, through arched doorway with stilted 2-centred head. Other openings are 3 slit lights in chamfered openings and 2 arrow slits with oillets, one blocked.

English Heritage LB Description


NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1972, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume II The Defences, p91 (Monograph). SYO63.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1972. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume II The Defences. p91.

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Record last edited

Jan 31 2021 7:18PM

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