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The Roman Column

Treasurers House Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL, England
+44 1904 621756
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It is what it is.

As a previous reviewer said - "It's a column", and I have to agree that, as far as Roman ruins are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
6th Legion Reminder

Dates from the 4th Century when the Romans garrisoned York but was found in 1969 when excavations... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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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

As a previous reviewer said - "It's a column", and I have to agree that, as far as Roman ruins are concerned, this one lacks the wow factor. Having said that, it is right that the town council re-erected it. It is a part of...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dates from the 4th Century when the Romans garrisoned York but was found in 1969 when excavations were being undertaken in the Minster Yard. Complements the Statue of Constantine opposite. Was re-erected to celebrate the 1900 anniversary of Roman occupation from 71 AD !

Thank Skeney57
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 19 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 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 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
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