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Address: Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL, England
Phone Number: 44-1904-621756
Description: Re-erected next to the Minster, this 22-foot-high Roman column is a...
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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Sizeable Column

This column once stood inside the Great Hall of the Headquarter's situated in the fortress, it's sheer size make's you wonder how big that structure was.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This column once stood inside the Great Hall of the Headquarter's situated in the fortress, it's sheer size make's you wonder how big that structure was.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Roman column in the Minster precincts is one of a number of reminders of York's Roman heritage you will find around town. It is close to a statue of Emperor Constantine and is part of a great fort which stood where the Minster is now. To find out more information about the Roman city of Eboracum, the Yorkshire Museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

This column was found during restorations and placed outside the Minster. They managed to put it upside down though.... It's interesting as it gives perspective on how big the basilica would have been 1800 years ago. It's also illuminating that the Minster was built over it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We walked past the column several times while inroute to other destinations. The kids played sword fighting around it. And we never knew that it was 1800 years old. Like so many things in York it's hard to appreciate it all! Take a moment when you pass, and remember to check out the statue of Emperor Constantine just a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Found during a renovation of the Minster and erected in honor of the anointing of Constantine. An honor to be near such a historical piece of antiquity.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This column came from under the Minster where, 1800 years ago, it was part of the Roman basilica. Great to see it reerected and given a prominent spot opposite Roman Emperor Constantine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Almost walked past. Bigger than I remember, oddly. There is an expectation that anything you are likely to see in York of any age at all, will have been treated with reverence and lovingly restored or sited in a place of prominence. Perhaps like me you are guilty of thinking it happens automatically. What the column says to me it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Always interesting to see some Roman architecture still intact. Close to the Minster and Shambles so worth a detour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Due to its height, the Roman Column located at the right side of the York Minster is very noticeable. It was represented to be one of columns of the Roman Building located at the very spot where the Minster is situated right now. That Roman Building must have been a big one if it has this large column. As I... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

A recovered Roman column which has been strategically placed, ideal for a quick look and a photo opportunity before going inside York Minster

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