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Pottergate Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Alnwick, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.4149 / 55°24'53"N

Longitude: -1.7108 / 1°42'38"W

OS Eastings: 418405

OS Northings: 613485

OS Grid: NU184134

Mapcode National: GBR J5HT.DQ

Mapcode Global: WHC1K.P5J5

Entry Name: Pottergate Tower

Listing Date: 20 February 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041444

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235835

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Alnwick

Built-Up Area: Alnwick

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Alnwick

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

(West End)
Pottergate Tower
NU 1813 SW 4/98
NU 1813 NW 3/98 20.2.52.
Formerly part of the town's defences. Rebuilt 1768 to a design by Mr Henry Bell
with a crown spire (removed in 1812). Gothick, with ornament to east. Two stages:
archway with barrel vaulted passage of 3 ribs on ground floor; blind tracery panels
on 1st floor which has a large ogee window with perpendicular type tracery. Open
embattled parapet. Diagonal buttresses with 4 stages of blind cusped arches having
crocketted labels; stunted tops. Above archway is a St Michael and Dragon, a blank
roundel (formerly with a clock) and a memorial tablet: "This tower was rebuilt
at the expense of the Borough of Alnwick and the new foundation laid April 28 AD.
1768. John Grey Senior, William Hindmarsh, Robert Richardson, Edward Bell, Chamberlain.
To the north and south are fragments possibly of the old town walls. North, south
and west fronts plainer with occasional arrow slit. Staircase in north-west corner.

Listing NGR: NU1840613487

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