Photographer's Note

Going further back into my archives I found this picture of Bootham Bar in York.

York still has the remnants of its city walls.
"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.

Sometimes still referred to as the Roman walls, in actual fact, very little of the existing stonework is of Roman origin, and the course of the wall has been substantially altered since Roman times."

Bootham Bar, the existing structure is not Roman but has been around for quite a while.

The archway dates from the 11th century, and the rest of the structure is largely from the 14th century.

It was named in the 12th century as 'bar de Bootham', meaning bar at the booths, after the nearby market booths (stalls).

Wedged between the buildings, the gateway is so narrow that traffic is no longer allowed through.

York is one of my favourite places, so many interesting buildings etc., crammed full of history.

Thanks for looking.

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