epw016071 ENGLAND (1926). York Castle and Prison, York, 1926

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Title [EPW016071] York Castle and Prison, York, 1926
Reference EPW016071
Date 30-June-1926
Link
Place name YORK
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 460492, 451506
Longitude / Latitude -1.0780287755188, 53.955908033919
National Grid Reference SE605515

Pins

Crown Court, York, 28/08/2014

Class31
Thursday 4th of September 2014 07:47:32 PM
Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York, 28/08/2014

Class31
Thursday 4th of September 2014 07:46:20 PM
St George's Cinema

warden330
Thursday 15th of May 2014 02:27:49 PM

Class31
Sunday 20th of January 2013 08:58:12 PM
St. Michael's Church

Class31
Sunday 20th of January 2013 08:54:57 PM
Parliament Street

Class31
Sunday 20th of January 2013 08:50:43 PM
Church of All Saints, The Pavement

Class31
Sunday 20th of January 2013 08:49:15 PM
St. Mary's Church

Class31
Sunday 20th of January 2013 08:46:11 PM

Class31
Sunday 20th of January 2013 08:44:31 PM

Class31
Sunday 20th of January 2013 08:43:33 PM
York Crown Court

Class31
Sunday 20th of January 2013 08:42:06 PM
I believe this is the old Debtors' Prison, now part of the Castle Museum. The Crown Court is the building to the left.

Glenn
Wednesday 23rd of January 2013 05:58:05 PM

Class31
Thursday 4th of September 2014 07:42:19 PM
Cannon? There were cannon on the New Walk and flanking the Blue bridge in this period, captured following the Crimean War, but not aware of any near the site of the old Castlegate postern.

Gavin Thomas
Wednesday 4th of July 2012 04:46:49 PM
Gavin - think it's York's 'gift tank'! See recent York Press article: http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/features/history/articles/10265262.Tanks_for_the_memories/?ref=ec

YorkStories
Friday 8th of March 2013 12:39:43 AM
Advert for Stubbs the ironmonger, which only closed a few years ago.

Gavin Thomas
Wednesday 4th of July 2012 11:36:38 AM
The Boer War memorial has clearly been moved a little to accommodate the new road layout here.

Gavin Thomas
Wednesday 4th of July 2012 11:33:16 AM
Cliffords Tower

SueSnow67
Saturday 30th of June 2012 10:37:37 PM
This building was the first premises of Airspeed Ltd, the aircraft manufacturing company. The author Nevil Shute was one of its founders. Airspeed occupied the building 1931-1933. Now viewed as an eyesore or 'that old bus garage in Piccadilly. Due to be demolished. ... http://www.yorkstories.co.uk/buildings/airspeed_reynards_building_piccadilly.htm ... On York's Local List - http://www.yorklocallist.org.uk/list.php

YorkStories
Saturday 30th of June 2012 10:16:09 PM
The old bus garage is just off picture at the right hand side and nearly half-way down.

WDApp
Sunday 1st of July 2012 12:42:42 PM
The old bus garage is just off picture at the right hand side and nearly half-way down.

WDApp
Sunday 1st of July 2012 12:42:42 PM
To clarify - following the comment below - "The old bus garage is just off picture at the right hand side and nearly half-way down." The bus garage is a long building, one end of it is on the complete image if you pan across.



Airspeed did apparently only occupy half of it - the other end, which is out of shot.

YorkStories
Sunday 1st of July 2012 02:49:05 PM
? Tennis courts ?

YorkStories
Saturday 30th of June 2012 09:40:39 PM
The nearest tennis courts were and are abou a mile away!

WDApp
Sunday 1st of July 2012 12:39:22 PM
Yes they are tennis courts on the grass! Zoom in and you can pick out the lines and nets clearly.

Whittocks
Sunday 1st of July 2012 12:53:40 PM
In this period the prison was a military prison and the officers married quarters were in the debters prison, so I think it very likely that the tennis courts were for the use of the officers and other prison staff and certainly not the inmates :-)

Gavin Thomas
Wednesday 4th of July 2012 04:41:06 PM
Yes, zoom in,you can see two people playing ...

Mike
Sunday 31st of March 2013 11:36:33 AM
For as long as any of us can remember, this site next to Clifford's Tower has been a rather dull car park area, since these 19th century additions to the castle site were demolished in the 1930s.

YorkStories
Saturday 30th of June 2012 09:39:23 PM

User Comment Contributions

Clifford's Tower, York, 28/08/2014

Class31
Thursday 4th of September 2014 07:43:24 PM


No, not tennis courts. It is called the Eye of York. This is the very centre of the City of York. York is not in any Riding of Yorkshire but where all the Ridings meet. So this is considered the very centre of Yorkshire

Richard, Harrogate
Tuesday 1st of January 2013 05:47:04 PM
Thank you, I know it's called the Eye of York. It also has, at this time, tennis courts on it, clearly visible if you use the image controls to zoom in.

YorkStories
Tuesday 1st of January 2013 05:47:04 PM
The castle walls facing Tower Street were black and hideously overwhelming. Despite this a few people objected to their being demolished. The view from Tower Street became beautiful.

WDApp
Sunday 1st of July 2012 02:49:43 PM
Those walls do look very forbidding indeed!

YorkStories
Sunday 1st of July 2012 02:49:43 PM
The castle walls facing Tower Street were black and hideously overwhelming. Despite this a few people objected to their being demolished. The view from Tower Street became beautiful.

WDApp
Sunday 1st of July 2012 12:47:42 PM
Great view of what used to be next to Clifford's Tower, where now there is car park. Many other points of interest, some marked with pins.

YorkStories
Saturday 30th of June 2012 10:18:16 PM
York Castle

Robert - Cumbria
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 11:50:37 PM