Tyne and Wear HER(1561): Newcastle town wall, curtain east of Pandon Gate - Details
Newcastle town wall, curtain east of Pandon Gate
95 yards of curtain wall stretched between Pandon Gate and Walknoll Tower, and bore one turret. This stretch was described as 8 feet thick, of fine large squared stones, some as much as 18 inches x 12 inches, and with a a stepped chamfered plinth on the outer face. Long buried by soil and among buildings it was briefly revealed during its demolition in 1881 to make way for City Road.
<< HER 1561 >> J. Brand, 1789, History of Newcastle, I, 17 R.E. Hooppell, 1886, The Town Wall of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in Pandon Dene, Archaeologia Aeliana, 2, XI, 236-9 S. Holmes, 1896, The Town Walls of Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeologia Aeliana, 2, XVIII, 19, 23