City Walls

York’s city centre is surrounded by historic walls; they are a major feature of the city’s historic environment and civic identity.  With significant remains of all principal periods of their development, the City Walls make visible around 2,000 years of urban change in York.  Explore featured records relating to the city walls, or search the database to find out more.

The Historic Environment Record includes information from the national monuments record, publications and thousands of archaeological projects across the whole city.  The database is maintained by the City Archaeologist at City of York Council and is frequently updated. Please note, the database has grown organically over time from a wide range of sources and may contain errors.