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1550


Newcastle


Newcastle town wall, curtain east of Pilgrim Street Gate


Newcastle


NZ26SW NZ26SE


Defence


Town Defences


Town Wall


Medieval


C13


Demolished Building


A stretch of curtain wall 157 yards long connected Pilgrim Street Gate and Carliol Tower. On it there are said to have been three turrets. At street level is the 18th century foot passage through the wall on the east side of the gate. This piece of the curtain was demolished in 1811 for the making of New Bridge Street, and during its removal three 22lb cannon balls were discovered.


2495


6447


NZ24956447



<< HER 1550 >> J. Brand, 1789, History of Newcastle, I, 16 and pl. G.B. Richardson, 19th century, The Walls of Newcastle, 180 -Newcastle University Library Unpublished MS S. Holmes, 1896, The Town Walls of Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeologia Aeliana, 2, XVIII, 17

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