Tyne and Wear HER(6570): Newcastle, Tuthill Stairs - Details
Title of image: Tuthill Stairs, The Close, Newcastle upon Tyne
Description: The photograph shows the foot of the Tuthill Square, where it joins the Close. Posters on the wall of the building are advertising the Tyne Regatta and excursions to Rothbury, Ripon and Leeds.
Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries
Accession number: NCL 004214
Provider: Newcastle City Library
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Newcastle, Tuthill Stairs
Road Transport Site
Linked The Close (HER 6569) with the upper part of the medieval town. Bourne refers to them as Tudhill-Stairs.. The proper name was Tout-hill, from the touting or winding of a horn when an enemy was at hand.
H. Bourne, 1736, History of Newcastle, p 127; B. Harbottle and P. Clack, 1976, Newcastle upon Tyne: Archaeology and Development, in D.W. Harding (ed), 1976, Archaeology in the North; Jack and John Leslie, 2001, Bygone West Quayside and the Chares