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The Keep

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9688 / 54°58'7"N

Longitude: -1.6103 / 1°36'37"W

OS Eastings: 425043

OS Northings: 563870

OS Grid: NZ250638

Mapcode National: GBR SPQ.NQ

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.7CFN

Entry Name: The Keep

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320005

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304449

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

(west side)

24/144 The Keep

G.V. I

Castle Keep. 1168-78. Roof and battlements added c.1811 by Newcastle Corporation.
Restored c.1848 for Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle. Sandstone with ashlar
dressings. Square tower of 3 floors. Principal entrance an external stair on
east leading to moulded arch of Great Hall. Ground floor 'garrison room' has
central column from which spring 8 ribs. Ground-floor chapel beneath external
stair has chevron-moulded ribs and arches. First floor has 'Queen's Chamber'
opening from north of main room; 'King's Chamber' opens from south of Great Hall.
Spiral stair in south-east corner. Source: Barbara Harbottle The Castle of
Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle 1977; 'The Castle of Newcastle upon Tyne:
Excavations 1973-1979' Chateau Gaillard IX-X 1982. A scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2504363869

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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