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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
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
NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CASTLE GARTH
24/147 South postern tower facing
14/6/54 the river, and curtain
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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