Tyne and Wear HER(13530): Newcastle, Sandhill, market - Details
Newcastle, Sandhill, market
There is no early documentary evidence for Sandhill and there has been no excavation, but without Sandhill, The Side and All Hallows Bank (today Akenside Hill), the medieval bridge would have led nowhere. The position of Sandhill near the bridgehead, its triangular shape, the location of the later Guildhall on its south side, and the existence of the market cross (Cale Cross) at its north end, all support the possibility that an early market place was located there.
Barbara Harbottle, 2009, The Medieval Archaeology of Newcastle, in Diana Newton and AJ Pollard (eds), 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead before 1700, page 31