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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 2, the Defences. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1972.

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p. 4, n4: In 1308 twenty-one Templars held by the sheriff of Yorkshire could not stay in York Castle because the houses there were damaged and roofless. He had to rent for 35s. a house in the city as a prison for them (PRO E358/18 rot. 31(1), under 'vadia fratrum'). Cf. CCR 1307–13, 33.

p. 9b, n7: The city ditch of Lincoln was also known as the Werkdyke: F. Hill, Mediaeval Lincoln (1948), 160–61.

p. 51a, §1: The inscription, now in Scarborough Museum, reads: 'THIS Mote was cleaned out & 99 Guns Mounted on account of the Rebellion by Subscription of the Inhabitants in 1745'.

p. 66b: A small stone water mill (20 ft. by 30 ft.) from Raindale, Newton, North Riding, was re-erected in 1965 beside the Foss, S.E. of the bailey wall. It is not shown on the plans.

p. 115a: During 1971 a short length of the city wall which proved unsafe was taken down and rebuilt; a 19th-century stone wall connecting its end to the boundary between Nos. 8 and 9, St. Leonard's Place was also removed.

p. 149b, §4: In 1972 the cattle pens were removed and the rampart was restored where it had been cut back for them.