Tyne and Wear HER(1548): Newcastle town wall, curtain east of Ficket Tower - Details
Newcastle town wall, curtain east of Ficket Tower
The curtain wall between Ficket Tower and Pilgrim Street Gate is said to have been 137 yards in length. In the late 18th century it was pierced by a "foot-passage" close to the Gate to improve communication with Northumberland Street. This stretch of wall was finally demolished in 1824 to make way for Blackett Street, and its line is actually under the street.
<< HER 1548 >> J. Brand, 1789, History of Newcastle, I, 15-16 S. Holmes, 1896, The Town Walls of Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeologia Aeliana, 2, XVIII, 16-17 Illustration T.M. Richardson, 1880, Memorials of Old Newcastle-upon-Tyne, pl. xxx