Victoria Bar

Victoria Bar

Geoffrey H.
This gate was opened in the walls in 1831 as a consequence of the increased population in Nunnery Lane. There is a wide round-headed central arch, two smaller side arches being added on the south side in 1864 and the south side in 1877. During its construction the remains of an earlier arched gateway 8 feet high and 6 feet wide were found. This had been blocked in haste. 12th century documents refer to `Lounelith' gate. The associated street, Lounlithgate, ran past St Mary Bishophill to the river. Source: pastscape.org.uk #British #City_walls #England #Europe #G3FX #Great_Britain #Medieval #North_Yorkshire #Tower #UK #Victoria_Bar #Wall #Walls #York #York_Bar_Walls #York_City_Walls #Yorkshire
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