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York St Marys Defences Water Tower Interior p01

Photograph: 1st floor arrow slits & interior of Marygate Landing Tower / Water Tower (York).

Image Description

The image shows part of the hexagonal interior stone walls of the Water Tower (part of the defences associated with St Mary's Abbey in York).

A complete arrow slit (with rebate) is visible near the centre of the image and the rebate for a second arrow slit is visible towards the right hand side.

The change in thickness of the wall visible towards the bottom of the image would have supported the timber joists for the first floor.

The photograph was taken from the Espanade, looking towards the River Ouse.