SE5951 : Lendal Tower

taken 4 years ago, near to York, Great Britain

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Lendal Tower
Lendal Tower
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.
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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
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 October, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 January, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  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 6000 5195
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