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Plummer Tower

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9737 / 54°58'25"N

Longitude: -1.6078 / 1°36'28"W

OS Eastings: 425200

OS Northings: 564417

OS Grid: NZ252644

Mapcode National: GBR SQ2.QQ

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.87MX

Plus Code: 9C6WX9FR+FV

Entry Name: Plummer Tower

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024884

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304520

ID on this website: 101024884

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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17/12/71 Plummer Tower

G.V. I

Town Wall tower, later Company Meeting Hall, now offices. Late C13/early C14;
refronted c.1740; house added late C18. Sandstone tower, coursed and squared,
with ashlar front and returns; Welsh slate roof. Semi-circular; Palladian style
front of 2 storeys, one wide bay. 2 steps up to boarded door and 2-pane overlight
in keyed architrave; similar architraves to flanking windows; ground floor
rustication forms voussoirs. First floor band supports end pilasters and central
plinth of high Venetian window in Doric Order with triglyph frieze; block
rustication to central arch. All windows sashes with wide glazing bars. Top
entablature has pulvinated frieze and dentilled cornice; high coped parapet.
Hipped roof. Right return has door and 3-pane overlight at first floor level in
rusticated surround with cornice. Later house at left: English garden wall bond,
Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys, 2 bays. Bricked-up central door has wedge stone
lintel; renewed door inserted at right in stone surround. Wedge lintels and
projecting stone sills to windows flanking blocked door and to first floor
windows, all sashes with glazing bars. Small rectangular window at centre of
first floor has header course sill and lintel. Wall at right of tower has high-
sloped coping to shelter wall of walk-way at tower first floor level; side stone
steps in front; stone platform around steps has cast iron principals, with urn
finials, and plain wrought iron railings. A scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2520064416

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