Monument record MYO5065 - Castlegate Postern


Site of 14th century postern demolished in 1826-7. At the time of the demolition the postern consisted of a round-headed archway about 16 feet high and 11 feet wide flanked by a D-shaped tower of three storeys. The tower was 25 feet wide and projected 15 feet with a battered base and hipped roof.


Grid reference SE 6043 5142 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

SE60435143] Castlegate Postern [AT]. (site of). (1)

Castlegate Postern was demolished 1826-7. (2)

There are no visible remains of the postern. (3)

Full history and description of the postern. (4)

1 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Default value used to record large numbers of archive items which are not separately catalogued. See Monument Recording Guidelines for details of use. OS 1/500 1891
2 A history of Yorkshire: the city of York 1961 edited by P M Tillott 514
3 Field Investigators Comments F1 RW Emsley 30-May-1963
4 An inventory of the historical monuments in the City of York. Volume II: the defences
2 copies. 1972 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, England 157-8

NMR related object:

BF061948 York City Wall, York

RCHME, 1972, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume II The Defences, p157-8 (Monograph). SYO63.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1972. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume II The Defences. p157-8.

Protected Status/Designation

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jul 1 2020 10:18AM


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