Monument record MYO4974 - Roman Interval Tower (SE 1)


Possible site of a Roman interval tower (SE1) found in 1876 below Aldwark. Location is conjectural.


Grid reference SE 6059 5213 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Interval Tower SE1. In Aldwark (N.G. 60605214). C. Wellbeloved, Eburacum, 50; J Raine's note in York Public Library, 14 June 1876; YMH (1891), 7. Wellbeloved refers to 'some indications' of a tower in Aldwark. A Roman wall was discovered 6ft or 7ft below the surface of Aldwark in 1876. This was judged by Canon Raine to be the fortress wall, but it crossed Aldwark at an angle that would imply a kink in te fortress wall. It is in fact possible that he in fact found the side wall of a tower. Aparty from SE1, no tower has yet been discovered on the S.E side of the fortress, but the assumption may be made that the number and spacing of towers was the same as those on the NW side.

'Roman York: Military Sites', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 1, Eburacum, Roman York (London, 1962), p. 35.

NMR Information

Full description

SE60595214. `Some indications of a tower', SE1 on key plan, presumably Roman, were found in 1876, 6' or 7' below the surface of Aldwark. (1)

[Towers SE2-7 have not been discovered and are conjectural positions.]

1 An inventory of the historical monuments in the City of York. Volume I: Eburacum: Roman York
2 copies. 1962 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, England 35

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1962, Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume 1 Eboracum (Bibliographic reference). SYO62.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Bibliographic reference: RCHME. 1962. Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume 1 Eboracum. 1.

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Record last edited

Jun 14 2020 10:51AM


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