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South Postern Tower Facing the River, and Curtain Wall Adjoining

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9685 / 54°58'6"N

Longitude: -1.6095 / 1°36'34"W

OS Eastings: 425098

OS Northings: 563837

OS Grid: NZ250638

Mapcode National: GBR SPV.V3

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.7CTX

Entry Name: South Postern Tower Facing the River, and Curtain Wall Adjoining

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024939

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304452

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

(south side)

24/147 South postern tower facing
14/6/54 the river, and curtain
wall adjoining.

G.V. I

Castle curtain wall and south postern. 1168-78 and C13. Coursed squared sandstone.
2-coursed head to high arched recess containing relieving arch above round-headed
arch; barrel-vaulted passage through wall. High wall extends to left and returns
to the north. Wall to right of postern has blocked high arch. Addition at rear
on higher level: late Cl9 by Crozier in classical style; built as part of alterat-
ions to Moot Hall (q.v.). Sources: Barbara Harbottle 'The Castle of Newcastle
upon Tyne; Excavations 1973-1979' Chateau Gaillard IX-X; 'Excavations at the South
Curtain Wall of the Castle, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1960-61' Archaeologia Aeliana 4
XLIV (1966), 79-145. A scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2509863837

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