Monument record MYO4703 - St Mary's Precinct St Mary's Tower


Angle tower at the north corner of the precinct of St Mary's Abbey, built 1318-24 as a circlar tower, 34 feet in diameter and an octagonal interior of two storeys., the original height being over 40 feet. It was partly destroyed in the siege of 1644 and rebuilt. The reconstructed part follows an irregular curve.


Grid reference Centred SE 5998 5233 (11m by 9m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

NMR sources:

1 An inventory of the historical monuments in the City of York. Volume II: the defences 169 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, England
2 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest City of York, 14-Mar-1997

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Protected Status/Designation

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Record last edited

Feb 5 2021 3:24PM


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