SE5951 : Lendal Bridge and Tower

taken 4 years ago, near to York, Great Britain

Lendal Bridge and Tower
Lendal Bridge and Tower
Lendal Bridge

Lendal Bridge stands on the site of a former rope-ferry where the city walls break for the River Ouse.
The bridge connects two medieval towers: Lendal Tower on the east bank and Barker Tower on the west bank. It was designed by civil engineer Thomas Page, who also designed London's Westminster Bridge. It is made of cast iron, and has a single span of 175 feet.
The bridge opened in 1863. Together with the attached tollhouses it is a Grade II listed building. LinkExternal link
Lendal Bridge links Station Road with Museum Street and thus York railway station with York Minster, and is part of York's Inner Ring Road.

Lendal Tower

Lendal Tower has stood next to the River Ouse since about the 1300.
It was originally part of the City's defences. In medieval times a great iron chain which was stored in the tower was pulled across the river to Barker Tower on the opposite bank.
The chain was a barrier to boats on the river, protecting the city in times of trouble and enabling tolls to be charged for entry.
In 1677 the tower was leased for 500 years to the York waterworks company. Water was pumped from the tower into pipes that ran throughout York. This role continued for 200 years, until in 1836 a dedicated engine house was built (this is the red-brick building adjoining Lendal Tower).
From then on the Tower has had various uses as offices, store and private residence.
Grade I listed. LinkExternal link

Grade I and Category A listed buildings and structures

Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional, even international importance. There are over 6,000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is Category A
Index: LinkExternal link

A1036 Road

The A1036 runs 8 miles from Copmanthorpe to Hopgrove via York.
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 October, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5999 5195 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.6100N 1:5.2314W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5998 5191
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