Monument record MYO4767 - YORK CITY WALLS North St Postern

Summary

The site of a Medieval postern gate. The original postern gate was enlarged in 1577, but was a single opening four feet wide and nine feet high. Externally the opening was square-headed and internally a flat lintel was supported on two corbel courses. It was replaced in 1840 with a four-centred arch for the Great North of England Railway Company so it could have access to its coal yard. The embrasures above the earlier gate had been covered to form gun loops, but the parapet of 1840 is plain.

Location

Grid reference SE 5994 5189 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

NMR: The original Medieval postern gate was enlarged in 1577, but was a single opening 4 feet wide and 9 feet high. Externally the opening was square-headed and internally a flat lintel was supported on two corbel courses. It was replaced in 1840 with a four-centred arch for the Great North of England Railway Company so it could have access to its coal yard. The embrasures above the earlier gate had been covered to form gun loops, but the parapet of 1840 is plain. (1)

The York Town Walls are scheduled. For the designated record please see The National Heritage List for England. (2-3)

The York Town Walls are Listed. (Legacy Listed Building Number 463065). For the designated record please see The National Heritage List for England. (4-5)

1 An inventory of the historical monuments in the City of York. Volume II: the defences 106 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, England
2 Scheduled Monument Notification unknown
3 World Wide Web page English Heritage. The National Heritage List for England, <http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1004910> [Accessed 12-Oct-2011]
4 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest York 14-Jun-1954
5 World Wide Web page English Heritage. 2011. The National Heritage List for England, <http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1259262> [Accessed 12-OCT-2011]


NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1972, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume II The Defences, p156 (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. p156.

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Record last edited

Dec 5 2019 2:55PM

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