Bondgate Tower, Bondgate Within, Alnwick - Northumberland (UA)

The east gate of the former town wall, built circa 1450 by the second Earl of Northumberland. Consists of a recessed central portal between two projecting semi-octagonal towers. The main defects relate to damage from high-sided vehicles passing through the central portal. Further impact of a similar nature could cause a serious collapse.

Bondgate Tower, Bondgate Within, Alnwick - Northumberland (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Bondgate Tower
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1006597
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Town defences


  • Building Name: Bondgate Tower
  • Street Name: Bondgate Within
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: Alnwick
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade I, CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1006597 and 1041513