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The Roman Column

Treasurers House Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL, England
+44 1904 621756
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Lost

This is located near the Minster and the Constantine statue. It looks lost as though no one knows... read more

Reviewed yesterday
waldorf53
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Looking rather forlorn

The column was part of the Fortress of the Roman Sixth Army and discovered where it had originally... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
nnmercman
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Camberley, 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 yesterday via mobile

This is located near the Minster and the Constantine statue. It looks lost as though no one knows what to do with it.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The column was part of the Fortress of the Roman Sixth Army and discovered where it had originally fallen during an excavation inside the Minster in 1969. It’s now in a courtyard next to the Minster and opposite a statue to Constantine The Great. So...More

Thank nnmercman
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in historic Roman sights, this should be on your hit list. Be prepared for a short stop. Great for students.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

The Roman Column is an old structure full of history. It is nice to see any structures pertaining to the history of that area. If one is interested in history, you can take time to see it.

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

This is clearly a genuine Roman column which stands in glorious isolation close to the Minster Once you've seen it, there isn't much else to say about it. It's certainly not worth making a special effort to see it, unless, of course, you are a...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

York Minster is the cultural and religious heart of York, and it is remarkable that there are two unique Roman monuments just right outside and opposite each other. This is one of the best preserved Roman columns from the historical basement of the Minster and...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

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

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

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
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

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

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Reviewed November 4, 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.

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