Tyne and Wear HER(1520): Newcastle town wall, curtain west of West Spital Tower - Details
Newcastle town wall, curtain west of West Spital Tower
The curtain wall ran in a straight line, roughly west-north-west, from West Spital Tower via Stank Tower to beyond Gunner Tower before changing direction. A map of the walls from 1638 shows two turrets on this stretch. The site of this piece is wholly under the Central Station so it must have been demolished in the late 1840s.
<< HER 1520 >> R. Welford, 1887, The Walls of Newcastle in 1638, Archaeologia Aeliana, 2, XII, 230 S. Holmes, 1896, The Town Walls of Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeologia Aeliana, 2, XVIII, 12 C.H.H. Blair, 1937, The Walls of Newcastle...illustrated...by George Bouchier Richardson, Archaeologia Aeliana, 4, XIV, pl. xiv.1