SE6151 : The Red Tower, York

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The Red Tower, York
The Red Tower, York
Looking south-southeast from the children's playground in Rosemary Place. Built in brick in 1490, the tower caused friction between bricklayers and stonemasons over division of labour, to the extent that in 1491 two stonemasons were implicated in the murder of a bricklayer named John Patrick although they were later acquitted. The tower was originally built to guard the King's Fishpool, a flooded stretch of the River Foss where the city had no defensive wall and where only a select few were allowed to fish. The building was later used as a stable, a cowshed and a brimstone factory for making gunpowder, when it became known as "Brimstone House".
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Friday, 9 November, 2007   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 10 November, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 610 517 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.4893N 1:4.2648W
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