When travelling to York I vary my route to take in the volume of historic scenery. Often I travel across Lendal Bridge, which of late I have observed work going on and around Lendal Tower, a place that has always held a deep fascination. As youngsters my mate and I once sat and ate sandwiches on the steps at the right hand side of the Tower, after which my mate give me a ‘shin up’ to look over the brick wall on the left hand side. As the phrase goes, ‘curiosity killed the cat‘ or ‘inquisitiveness can often lead one into dangerous situations‘… Which in this case was true, as it got me a ‘cuff’ around the ear from a bloke on the other side who was gardening!
Well my little kittens, ‘be thee curious nay longer’ Lendal Tower, YORK. Particulars__ Has stood on the eastern banks of the River Ouse since 1299 and was historically part of the city’s defensive system which also controlled traffic on the river. In 1677, the tower was leased to the York Waterworks Company for 500 years. Originally used as a pumping station to supply water to the city, of which some mechanics still remain, it later became the company’s headquarters. Despite having served as everything from a military bunker to a company boardroom, the building had never been lived in prior to its conversion by the current owner, who has meticulously renovated the Scheduled Ancient Monument, providing a completely unique, private and comfortable living space in the very heart of the vibrant city of York. And it’s yours for the Princely sum of £1,350,000 ( Sterling: One million, Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds).