St Mary’s Abbey Precinct Tower

St Mary’s Abbey Precinct Tower

Geoffrey H.
Interval tower on the north-east part of St Mary's Abbey precinct wall. Half-round to the front facing Bootham and semi-octagonal inside, pen to the rear with two short projecting stub walls. Two-storeyed with an open crenellated parapet walk. probably 1266-1318. On one merlon, a very eroded pinnacle survives, an unusual feature also occurring at Conway Castle, built 1283-9. Source: pastscape.org.uk #British #City_walls #England #Europe #G3FX #Great_Britain #Medieval #North_Yorkshire #St_Marys_Abbey #Tower #UK #Wall #Walls #York #York_Bar_Walls #York_City_Walls #Yorkshire
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