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David Ford, History EditorTours > Roman Remains

Roman Remains
At the junction of Minster Yard & Deangate
by David Nash Ford BA, Editor, History on Britannia

Military Headquarters Building ColumnThere are a number of Roman Remains still to be seen in the City of York: the famous Multangular Tower, the Roman Baths Inn, the Military Headquarters Building under the Minster and a most impressive collection of finds displayed at the Yorkshire Museum. On the opposite corner of the city walls from the Multangular Tower stood Aldwark Tower, and its excavated remains can be viewed off St. Maurices' Road, near Monk Bar. Bootham Bar, though medieval, has been the site of a city gate for nearly 2,000 years.

Perhaps the most noticeable remnant of the old Roman fortress is the Roman Column standing near the Emperor Constantine's statue, opposite the south door to the Minster. Discovered under the Minster in 1969, it was one of a series which made up the arcade of the great hall in the Roman Headquarters Building. Its impressive height of 22ft certainly gives a marvellous impression of the Roman architecture in the city.

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