A 13th-century fortification built by King Henry III on the site of an earlier wooden keep built by William the Conqueror.

Facts & Stats on Clifford's Tower

Names
Clifford's Tower
York Castle
IDs
319058 Go Historic
1259325 Grade I listed building
Address
Tower St
North Yorkshire, England
YO1 9SA

Listed Building Description of Clifford's Tower

YORK

SE6051SW CASTLE PRECINCT 1112-1/21/129 Clifford's Tower 14/06/54 (Formerly Listed as: CASTLE PRECINCT Clifford's Tower and portions of the outer walls of the Castle)

GV I

Castle keep. 1245-72; partly dismantled 1596-97; forebuilding largely rebuilt 1642-43; gutted by explosion in 1684. Restorations of 1902, 1915 and 1936. For King Henry III. MATERIALS: rubble stone faced with magnesian limestone ashlar; roof lost: forebuilding rebuilt in pinkish stone, with hipped roof of tiles. Quatrefoil on plan with rectangular projecting forebuilding. EXTERIOR: 2-storey tower, originally embattled, with battered base, 3 bartizans, and full-height buttressed forebuilding to south. Forebuilding has hollow-chamfered, elliptical arched doorway of 2 orders: to right, a length of original hoodmould survives...

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