You are here

Davy Tower

The base of Davy Tower dates from the early 14th century. Its alternative name is 'The Tower of the Friars Minor', which referred to a nearby Franciscan Friary.

The stone-built sections of wall are the believed to be the oldest. The brick-built sections above date from circa 1750 and later.

As at Barker Tower, a chain was hung between Davy Tower and Skeldergate Postern Tower (on the opposite bank of the river) during the Medieval Period for defensive purposes and to control river traffic.

Practical Information

Cost Category (Categories)

Location Information (Where is . . . ?)

Davy Tower
South Esplanade / Tower Gardens

Latitude: 53.955084000000
Longitude: -1.081483000000

View this location on an interactive map.