SE5951 : Micklegate Bar, York

taken 3 years ago, near to York, Great Britain

This is 1 of 10 images, with title Micklegate Bar, York in this square
Micklegate Bar, York
Micklegate Bar, York
Micklegate Bar is a gateway through York's city walls.
York City Walls :: SE6051

York has, since Roman times, been defended by walls of one form or another. To this day, substantial portions of the walls remain, and York has more miles of intact wall than any other city in England.
There are 6 gates through the Walls - Bootham Bar, Monk Bar, Walmgate Bar, Micklegate Bar, Fishergate Bar & Victoria Bar.
Grade I listed. LinkExternal link

Micklegate Bar

The name of this four storey high gatehouse is from the Old Norse 'mykla gata' or 'great street', and leads onto Micklegate ('gate' is Norwegian for 'street' remaining from Viking influence in York). It was the traditional ceremonial gate for monarchs entering the city, who, in a tradition dating to Richard II in 1389, touch the state sword when entering the gate.
A 12th-century gatehouse was replaced in the 14th century with a heavy portcullis and barbican. Its symbolic value led to traitors' severed heads being displayed on the defences. Heads left there to rot included: Henry Hotspur Percy (1403), Henry Scrope, 3rd Baron Scrope of Masham (1415), Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (1461), and Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland (1572).
The building was inhabited until the twentieth century. The upper two floors contain living quarters, which today are a museum known as the Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar.

Micklegate

Micklegate is a street in the City of York. The name means "Great Street", "gate". Micklegate lies on the western side of the River Ouse, and holds the southern entrance into the city, Micklegate Bar. It became famous for its pubs and clubs, being known as "The Micklegate Run" by many drinkers.

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Malc McDonald and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SE5951, 2229 images   (more nearby search)
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 25 March, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 6 April, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier 
Place (from Tags)
York City Walls  York 
Primary Subject of Photo
Gateway 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 597 514 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.3474N 1:5.4566W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 597 514
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
York City Walls  City Walls  City Wall  Gateway  City Gate 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image Type (about): geograph 
This page has been viewed about 48 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
thumbs up icon
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register