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The Black Gate

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9693 / 54°58'9"N

Longitude: -1.6108 / 1°36'38"W

OS Eastings: 425013

OS Northings: 563924

OS Grid: NZ250639

Mapcode National: GBR SPN.KW

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.7C69

Entry Name: The Black Gate

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024936

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304446

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: St Nicholas Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

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24/141 The Black Gate

G.V. I

Gatehouse of castle; now museum and private library. Mid C13; early C17 alterat-
ions;restored 1883 for the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle. Coursed squared
sandstone with ashlar dressings; roof of pantiles. Oval plan lower part, upper
octagonal, with square front projection. 4 storeys and attic: 3 bays. Central
arch below 6-light Jacobean window with cusped niches either side; floors above
have windows of 4 and 3 lights, all square-headed, stone-mullioned and transomed,
with label moulds. Similar style 2-light windows in side bays; wood cross window
inserted at right in second floor. Slits above many-chamfered base courses.
Steeply-pitched hipped roof has central dormer; 2 end chimneys. Rear stone stair
with open landing on first floor and Jacobean-style wood balcony is part of C19
adaptation. Pointed barrel vault to passage through gate with side guard chambers,
which have ribbed vaults. Drawbridge slots to receive counterweights. Sources:
W.H. Knowles, 'The Castle, Newcastle upon Tyne' Archaeologia Aeliana 4th series
II pp. 40-48; R.B. Harbottle and M. Ellison, 'An Excavation in the Castle Ditch,
Newcastle upon Tyne, 1974-6.' Archaeologia Aeliana 5th series IX. A scheduled
ancient monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2501363924

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