SE5951 : Micklegate Bar

taken 5 years ago, near to York, Great Britain

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Micklegate Bar
Micklegate Bar
Micklegate Bar was the most important of York’s four main medieval gateways and the focus for grand events. The name comes from 'Micklelith', meaning Great Street.

It was the main entrance to the city for anyone arriving from the South. The lower section of the bar dates from the 12th century, the top two storeys from the 14th. The building was inhabited from 1196. Like the other main gates, Micklegate Bar originally had a barbican built on the front, in this case demolished in 1826.

For centuries the severed heads of rebels and traitors were displayed above the gate. The last of the severed heads was removed in 1754.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 6 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Defence, Military 
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Nikon S3400 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5973 5143 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.3314N 1:5.4752W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5976 5148
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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12th Century  Twelfth Century  Gate  Tower  Bar  City Walls  York City Walls 

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