Tyne and Wear HER(1563): Newcastle town wall, curtain south-east of Walknoll Tower - Details
Newcastle town wall, curtain south-east of Walknoll Tower
From Walknoll Tower "to the farther side of Sandgate" (i.e. probably including the spur wall, HER REF. 1565) there was a stretch of curtain wall 232 yards long. It changed direction between the gates to follow a more southerly line. There were said to be four turrets on this section. North of Sand Gate the wall was demolished in at least 3 stages: it was breached in 1801 for Forster Street; it was destroyed between Forster Street and Sand Gate in 1803; and between Forster Street and Walknoll in 1881 for the making of City Road.
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