Scenes of North-East England, Newcastle upon Tyne, Co. Durham & Northumbria - Northumberland
Newcastle's Medieval Walls and Towers
Newcastle's earliest walls date from the time of King Henry III and in 1280 the Dominicans obtained permission to make a poster gate through the wall. Most of the Newcastle town walls were built in the 13th and 14th century.
In places the walls were 7 feet thick with the parapet and merlons (crenellation on the battlements) protecting the wall-walk at height of 25 feet.
The semi-circular (on the outside) towers defending the wall were built within an archer's bow-shot of each other, for obvious military tactical reasons!
Some of the remaining West Walls are amongst the most substantial remnants of the Newcastle walls, near Newgate Street and Percy Street.
The Newcastle town wall near the semi-circular Durham Tower, built in the late 13th century and was one of the seventeen wall towers and is the best preserved tower in the western section of Newcastle's town walls..
The Herber Tower, again on the west walls, is almost intact and was built in the late thirteenth century, restored in 1770-1771 by the Company of Armourers, Curriers and Fletmakers, who used the tower for a meeting hall.
The Chinatown Arch - this Chinese Gate stands near the famous St James's Park football stadium, not far from the much older walls and gateways of medieval Newcastle! A bit of contrast!
NEWCASTLE-GATESHEAD area picture index: webpage & (section) 1. Newcastle-upon-Tyne-Gateshead area (1) River Tyne and Bridges * 2. Newcastle-Gateshead area (2) Sage Theatre & Concert Hall & Baltic Arts Centre Gateshead * 14a. Newcastle area (3) Some buildings in the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne * 15. Newcastle area(4) Some 'artwork' and the Laing Art Gallery * 23. Newcastle area (5) The Angel of the North * 37. Newcastle area (6) The Black gate and Castle Keep * 38. Newcastle area (7) The Cathedral * 39. Newcastle (8) Hancock Museum of the North * 40. Newcastle (9) Bessie Surtees House * 41. Newcastle-Gateshead (10) More Churches, Medieval Walls, Gateshead Tourist Information Centre * 52. Newcastle (11) The Discovery Museum - History of Tyneside * 53. Newcastle (12) St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral and All Saints Church * 14b Newcastle (13) The Central Arcade and Holy Jesus Hospital SEE ALSO NE page 31a Jarrow (1) Bede's World * 31b Jarrow (2) St Peter's Church, Monastery * 35a. Tynemouth (1) Town and Castle * 35b. Tynemouth (2) The Priory * 36. Belsay Hall and Belsay Castle
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