Clifford's Tower North Yorkshire, England 1245-62
A 13th-century fortification built by King Henry III on the site of an earlier wooden keep built by William the Conqueror.
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- Clifford's TowerYork Castle
- 53.955893° N, 1.080120° W
- Tower StYO1 9SA
- 01904 646940
Listed Building Description“The National Heritage List for England,” English HeritageNovember 30, 2011Reprinted with permission on May 31, 2012.
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. continue reading →