Sunday, August 08, 2010

Tower D, Bootham, York

Tower D

Tower D is situated on Bootham, at the Northern extremes of the abbey precincts. The tower would have formed part of the abbey defences, linking with the city walls at Bootham.

Above. Tower D looking South East.

The tower was most likely built around 1266, and may represent the original form that Tower A and Tower B may taken. It probably stands to its full original height, and still retains its crenelations and a narrow parapet walk.

Above. Tower D from Bootham road side.

This is a really well preserved tower, and easily viewable from the road side.

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