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The Roman Column

Treasurers House Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL, England
+44 1904 621756
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Roman stone column

This is a cylindrical stone column and stands on a square plinth. The column was excavated beneath... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
York's History

Situated to the side of the minster near Constantine's statue it is a singular roman column in good... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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Re-erected next to the Minster, this 22-foot-high Roman column is a remnant from an old Roman fortress, which serves as a reminder that a huge Roman hall (or Principia) once occupied the site where the Minster now stands.
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Treasurers House Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL, England
+44 1904 621756
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cylindrical stone column and stands on a square plinth. The column was excavated beneath York Minster in 1969 and moved to its present site in 1971. It originally formed part of the basilica of a Roman fortress.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Situated to the side of the minster near Constantine's statue it is a singular roman column in good repair and is part of York's history.

1  Thank BT3rd
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Not much to say about this imposing roman column which I gather was excavated a few years ago and is in front of the minster. I was told it was put in place upside down but I don't know if it's true and hard to...More

1  Thank ElleBee14
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a well preserved 9.5 metre high Roman column with a plaque which stands on a square plinth in a paved area outside York Minster, opposite the Constantine Statue. The column was found lying on its side in the foundations of York Minster in...More

14  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This needs to be included if you are touring York City Centre as it is an historic example of the buildings in the Roman occupation. It stands opposite the Constantine Statue and convenient when visiting the Minster; the Church of St. Michael le Belfry; and...More

Thank MedEngland
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This column is dated 300AD and was a former support of another building that the Roman soldiers of that time built, when they first came into York. The column is located at the end of Yorkminster outside on a paved area and is free to...More

1  Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Not a huge spectacle but worth a picture and to see if viewing the cathedral, which it is next too the monument.

Thank ZBH88
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went here in the evening, and wow, very interesting! Takes a while to wait out the other visitors to get a decent pic. Just by the minister and the statue...

Thank Calle K
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Most other places, this would be considered a fascinating feature, but in York history-lovers are very much spoiled for choice, and this is situated right next to the Minster. Well worth a look.

Thank AliAl-Asfa
Reviewed 20 April 2016

In a week when the remains of a large Roman Villa were unearthed in the gardens of a private house, it was interesting to come across this column erected close to the Minster where it was discovered in 1969 under the South Transept. It had...More

Thank bsandrs
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