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Ancient gateway to York to be restored
6:00pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
ONE of York’s historic gateways looks finally set to be restored - more than three years after its half-timber extension was propped up with scaffolding.
Walmgate Bar is the only one in York’s city walls still with its barbican and parts of the building date back to the 12th century.
It survived being bombarded during the Civil War siege of York in 1644, but when it was struck by a vehicle in 2010 some cracks developed in an extension wall, and scaffolding was erected as a precautionary measure.
City of York Council is now appointing an external specialist structural engineer to design the sensitive restoration works that will be required.
A spokesman said the works would be carried out by the council’s own in-house ancient monuments team, and were part of the council’s ongoing commitment to maintain the walls.
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