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

Go Historic ID
319058
Names
Clifford's Tower
York Castle
Dates
1245-62
Tags
Grade I listed building#1259325; since 1954

Visitor & Contact Information

Address
Tower St
North Yorkshire, England
YO1 9SA
Contact
01904 646940

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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... view full text »

Source: The National Heritage List for England
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Resources for Clifford's Tower

  1. Official Website of Clifford's Tower English Heritage. Official source.
  2. The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Clifford's Tower - North Yorkshire, England