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Walled Cities of Medieval England

 

OUR VANISHING HISTORICAL ICONS walled cities of Medieval England Alnwick

Bath, built in the Middle Ages, though only one fragment remains today.

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Calleva Atrebatum - Silchester deserted Roman town with complete set of walls.

Canterbury

Carlisle

Chester - the Chester city walls are one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. They were originally built by the Romans.

Chichester

The City of London - Fragments of London Wall, the wall that once surrounded the Roman town of Londinium, are still visible just outside the Museum of London and at Tower Hill.

 
Colchester Town Walls

Colchester was surrounded by a wall built by the Romans after Boudica had sacked the town. Approximately half of the walls remain.

The walls of Coventry were demolished in 1662. Two gates survive, connected by a section of wall that runs through Lady Herbert's garden. Other small fragments dotted around the city centre, mainly hidden by modern buildings, include the remains of a bastion near Upper Well Street. Several fragments have been incorporated into newer buildings.

Exeter

Great Yarmouth - About two-thirds of the wall remains. Of the original eighteen towers, eleven survive.

Hereford

Kingston upon Hull

Leicester

Lincoln - Fragmentary remains

Much of the town wall in Newcastle upon Tyne was demolished during the late 18th and early 19th centuries but several sections still remain.

Norwich

Oxford, fragments are preserved in the gardens of New College and Merton College and as part of the exterior wall of Pembroke College on Brewer Street.

Rye

Shrewsbury, one section remains along the 'Town Walls' road

Southampton

Wallingford

Wareham

Warwick

Winchelsea

Winchester

The extensive remains of the York city walls are both a shortcut above the streets and, as in many places, a tourist attraction.

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