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A female Debtors' Prison was added to the building by John Carr in 1777.Castlegate was and is of course the street leading to the castle.An Anglo-Saxon cross-shaft can be seen in the church.There was once also a medieval church called St Mary's Bishophill Senior, a little further south in the street called Bishophill Senior.Parts of the building with its four bartizan towers date from the 11th century, but the part facing into the city was rebuilt in 17.In 1832, the outer extension of the gateway or 'Barbican' was removed.In historic times guards were posted here to guide travellers through the Forest of Galtres. Boroughbridge Road is the home to the Holy Redeemer Church, which was built in 1965 using parts of the demolished church of St Mary Bishophill Senior which dated from 1200.
The Castle Museum stands on the site of York castle - See Clifford's Tower.
It was built as a grand ball room, but Daniel Defoe later described the work as tasteless.
Blossom Street is the southern continuation of Micklegate, outside Micklegate Bar.
St Mary's Church, formerly St Mary's Bishophill Junior has a western tower which is said to be the oldest piece of ecclesiastical architecture in York.
It was built in three conquest phases, including re-used Roman stone, Anglo-Saxon herringbone masonry and a late Anglo-Saxon bell-opening at the top of the tower.