Tyne and Wear HER(11964): Newcastle, Close Gate, retaining wall - Details
Newcastle, Close Gate, retaining wall
During excavations in 1989 outside the line of the town wall (HER 1510) a cobbled surface was recorded, possibly the formalisation of the riverbank. Mid C14 to early C15. The cobbled surface remained in-situ over a long period as it contained late C15 to early C17 pottery. Between late C15 and C17 a revetment wall was built, from which the masonry was robbed. A fragment of floor tile with impressed decoration was recovered. Only one other decorated tile has been found in Newcastle.
Fraser, R., Maxwell, R. & Vaughan, J.E., forth. 'Excavation adjacent to Close Gate, Newcastle, 1988-89', (page proofs).