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Address: Treasurers House Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL, England
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Re-erected next to the Minster, this 22-foot-high Roman column is a remnant...

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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York's History

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.

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Windsor, United Kingdom
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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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
Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
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 tell!

1 Thank ElleBee14
Sandy, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78,863 helpful votes
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 1969. It was in pieces and originally formed part of the basilica of a Roman... More 

13 Thank Sandygranny
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745 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This needs to be included if you are touring York City Centre as it is an historic example of the buildings in the Roman occupation. It stands opposite the Constantine Statue and convenient when visiting the Minster; the Church of St. Michael le Belfry; and the Treasurer's House.

Thank MedEngland
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This column is dated 300AD and was a former support of another building that the Roman soldiers of that time built, when they first came into York. The column is located at the end of Yorkminster outside on a paved area and is free to see. If you're seeing Yorkminster this is a mere 3 minutes walk from the entrance... More 

1 Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Not a huge spectacle but worth a picture and to see if viewing the cathedral, which it is next too the monument.

Thank ZBH88
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went here in the evening, and wow, very interesting! Takes a while to wait out the other visitors to get a decent pic. Just by the minister and the statue...

Thank Calle K
Leeds, United Kingdom
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608 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Most other places, this would be considered a fascinating feature, but in York history-lovers are very much spoiled for choice, and this is situated right next to the Minster. Well worth a look.

Thank AliAl-Asfa
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 582 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

In a week when the remains of a large Roman Villa were unearthed in the gardens of a private house, it was interesting to come across this column erected close to the Minster where it was discovered in 1969 under the South Transept. It had lain there undiscovered, presumably for centuries, a relic of the period when the City was... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Weird this gets its own listing. this is a column outside York minster that with a plaque to how it was found in pieces and reassembled. Interesting to stumble upon but not necessarily worth searching out.

Thank Leo M

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