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York Castle South Gate Foundations and Drawbridge Pit
The only remains of York Castle's 14th century south gate are the foundations and part of the 12 feet deep drawbridge pit. The rest was demolished circa 1701-8.
The gateway was demolished at some point between 1701 and 1708 to facilitate the building of a new County Gaol (the building now known as the Debtors' Prison). However, the gatehouse foundations and part of the drawbridge pit are still visible and they are best viewed from nearby Tower Street.