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1535


Newcastle


Newcastle town wall, Black Friars postern


Newcastle


NZ26SW


Defence


Town Defences


Town Wall


Medieval


C13


Ruined Building


In 1280 the Dominican friars were given licence "to make a narrow gate through the new wall surrounding the said town, which will have to be made through the garden of the said friars, for ingress into the said garden,…on condition that the sheriff of Northumberland or the constable of the castle…may stop it when they please for a time". This postern survives, blocked on its east (inner) face in the late 19th century, in the curtain between Heber and Morden Towers. SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENT


2437


6422


NZ24376422



<< HER 1535 >> Cal Pat Rolls, 1280 1272-1281 397 J. Brand, 1789, History of Newcastle, I, 2 and note c. R. Fraser in J. Nolan, etc. 1989, The Medieval Town Defences of Newcastle upon Tyne... Archaeologia Aeliana, 5, XVII, 54-5

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