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The Roman Column

Treasurers House Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL, England
+44 1904 621756
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Which way round?

This is opposite the statue of Constantine by York Minster. There are rumours that it is actually... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Easy to miss

I'm sure I must've passed the column dozens of times and not noticed it - I'm not sure how because... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is opposite the statue of Constantine by York Minster. There are rumours that it is actually the wrong way round!

Thank Yorkterrier01
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I'm sure I must've passed the column dozens of times and not noticed it - I'm not sure how because it's pretty big. It's just outside the Minster and had a little information plaque on it.

1  Thank cazbatt
Reviewed 19 August 2017

No that much to it, but anything that adds character to a town is good. I preferred the statue opposite.

Thank KevinRayment
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The roman column doesn't stick out so it's easy to miss. It's a cool piece of history. It's located near the statue of Constantine by the minister.

1  Thank herbal_healer
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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 11 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 7 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

15  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 16 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 25 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
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