St Mary's Abbey Gatehouse, York by fishers

St Mary's Abbey Gatehouse, York

St Mary's Abbey and it's other buildings were surrounded by a substantial boundary wall, and here we have the remains of the north-western gatehouse, looking out from the abbey precinct onto Marygate.

The boundary wall, some 3/4 mile (1.2km) long was built from 1260AD, and raised in height from 1318AD. This gatehouse was built between 1314AD and 1320AD, although the surviving stonework is mainly from later alterations made in the 15th century.

The former gatehouse now forms an interesting north-western entrance to the Museum Gardens.

Ian
Nicely taken, a lovely juxtaposition of history and modern
July 7th, 2020  
Nice capture peeking through and interesting history.
July 7th, 2020  
Great shot
July 7th, 2020  
Nice POV
July 7th, 2020  
Great capture.
July 7th, 2020  
A lovely shot of this great stonework which has stood the test of time. All of the people who have passed by here in over 700 years...
July 7th, 2020  
Love the stone wall and history.
July 7th, 2020  
So much history and amazing stone work
July 7th, 2020  
lovely
July 7th, 2020  
Great shots of the ruins and interrestig historical tales
July 7th, 2020  
Love the framing and neat pov
July 7th, 2020  
Lots of history here. Love the stonework
July 7th, 2020  
I love the textures of ruins
July 8th, 2020  
@casablanca @craftymeg @bkbinthecity @pdulis @carolmw @pattyblue @bruni @mjmaven @koalagardens @pyrrhula @seattlite @onewing @kjarn

Thank you for all your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

On thing I particularly like about York is the layers of history - Roman, Viking, Norman, Medieval, Victorian and recent. It is wonderful to be able to walk in the footsteps of those who have gone before, and to see the wonders that they have left behind.

Ian
July 8th, 2020  
the history is amazing! to have these ancient walls! wow! They sure are special
July 8th, 2020  
@ninaganci

Thak you Nina - the layers of history through the ages are something that I really enjoy about York.

Ian
July 8th, 2020  
@fishers am loving it Ian, please be my tour guide. History is something our country does not really have, and I love it
July 8th, 2020  
@ninaganci

Hopefully, now the lockdown here is being slowly relaxed, I will be able to share more of York's history!

Ian
July 8th, 2020  
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