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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 2, the Defences

The Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England survey, covering the Defences of the City of York. The survey covers the post-Roman period to the present and has particular emphasis on the city's walls. Two castles are described: York Castle and the Old Baile; however this coverage is treated as supplementary to the Victoria County History volume on The City of York, which is also available on British History Online.

RCHME Inventory Volumes. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1972.

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Table of contents

Title Page(s)
Frontispiece: Micklegate Bar
List of Illustrations iv-viii
Preface ix-x
The Royal Warrant xi-xiii
List of Commissioners xiv
Report xv-xvii
Introduction 1-5
History 7-34
Features 34-55
Chronological Table 56
York Castle 57-86
The Old Baile 87-89
The Micklegate Area 90-107
The Central Area 108-138
The Walmgate Area 139-159
St. Mary's Abbey Wall 160-173
City Officials Responsible for the Walls 174-175
Clifford's Tower in the 17th Century 176-179
Abbreviations 180-181
Addenda 181
Bibliography 182-184
Glossary 185-187
Index 189-205
Plate 1: York Castle, Aerial View from S.E. 1
Plate 2: York Castle, Clifford's Tower and Castlegate Poster. Motte and Clifford's Tower 2
Plate 3: York Castle, from S. and Bailey Walls from S. 3
Plate 4: York Castle, Royal Arms and Clifford's Tower 4
Plate 5: York Castle, Clifford's Tower, Details 5
Plate 6: York Castle, Clifford's Tower, Interiors 6
Plate 7: York Castle, Clifford's Tower, Details 7
Plate 8: York Castle, Clifford's Tower, Forebuilding 8
Plate 9: York Castle, Debtor's Prison, Clock Turret 9
Plate 10: York Castle, Assize Courts 10
Plate 11: York Castle, Assize Courts 11
Plate 12: York Castle, Crown Court and Civil Court 12
Plate 13: York Castle, Civil Court, Dome 13
Plate 14: York Castle, Debtor's Prison, Details 14
Plate 15: York Castle, Mason's Arms and St. Hilda's Church 15
Plate 16: York Castle, Debtors' Prison, Assize Courts and Female Prison 16
Plate 17: The Old Baile, City Wall 17
Plate 18: Tower 2. Tower 3. 18
Plate 19: Tower 5 and Towers 10-7 19
Plate 20: Victoria Bar. Tower 7 20
Plate 21: Tower 9 21
Plate 22: Micklegate Bar, from S.W. 22
Plate 23: Micklegate Bar, Details 23
Plate 24: Tower 12. Tower 13 24
Plate 25: Tower 15. Tower 16 25
Plate 26: North Street Postern Tower 26
Plate 27: Lendal Tower 27
Plate 28: York and River Ouse. Postern Tower, Bootham Bar and Tower 28
Plate 29: Multangular Tower 29
Plate 30: Tower 19 30
Plate 31: Bootham Bar 31
Plate 32: Bootham Bar 32
Plate 33: Bootham Bar 33
Plate 34: Tower 27. Tower 28 34
Plate 35: City Wall. Tower 31 35
Plate 36: Monk Bar, from N.E. 36
Plate 37: Monk Bar, from S. 37
Plate 38: Monk Bar, Details 38
Plate 39: Monk Bar, Details 39
Plate 40: Monk Bar, Interiors 40
Plate 41: City Wall, Looking S.E. 41
Plate 42: Tower 32. Tower 34 42
Plate 43: Layerthorpe Postern and Towers 34 and 33 43
Plate 44: The Red Tower 44
Plate 45: City Wall. Tower 35. Tower 36 45
Plate 46: Walmgate Bar and Barbican 46
Plate 47: Walmgate Bar 47
Plate 48: Fishergate Bar 48
Plate 49: Tower 39 49
Plate 50: Fishergate Postern and Tower 50
Plate 51: Fishergate Postern Tower, Interiors 51
Plate 52: City Wall. Davy Tower 52
Plate 53: Water Tower 53
Plate 54: St. Mary's Abbey Gatehouse and Lodge. St. Mary's Lodge 54
Plate 55: St. Mary's Abbey Gatehouse 55
Plate 56: Abbey Wall, Marygate 56
Plate 57: St. Mary's Tower 57
Plate 58: Abbey Wall and Tower D. Tower E and Abbey Wall 58
Plate 59: Postern and Tower, Bootham 59
Plate 60: Plan of the Greate, Antient & Famous Citty of York' 60
Plate 61: The City of York, Plan 61
Plate 62: York Castle, Plan 62
Map of the Defences 56