Tyne and Wear HER(8225): Newcastle, Civil War battery - Details
Newcastle, Civil War battery
During the Civil War seige of Newcastle in 1644, one of the main Scottish gun batteries lay on the south-western side of the town. Terry states that the "south-western battery would probably be placed on the rising ground above the present infirmary and cattle market. From such a position it would cover the walls from Westgate to Closegate".
C.S. Terry, 1899, The Seige of Newcastle upon Tyne by the Scots in 1644, Archaeologia Aeliana 2, Vol 21, p 213