This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CASTLE GARTH (west side)
24/143 Heron Pit prison, draw- 14/6/54 bridge pit and other under-buildings in barbican.
Barbican, prison and pits. Mid C13 and C17. Coursed squared sandstone; ashlar- lined prison pit. Heron pit: deep, square; no openings. Shouldered arch at right in wall to north leading to ditch. Garde-robe above pit has chamfered round- headed door. Drawbridge pit: remodelled when Black Gate built. Civil war pit: C17 defence. Sources: M. Ellison, M. Finch and B. Harbottle 'The Excavation of a C17 Pit at the Black Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1975' Post-Medieval Archaeology v.13 (1979) pp. 153-181. B. Harbottle 'The Castle of Newcastle upon Tyne' Chateau-Gaillard IX-X, 1982, pp. 407-418; M. Ellison and B. Harbottle 'The Excavation of a Cl7th-Century Bastion in the Castle of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1976- 81' Archaeologia Aeliana 5 XI pp. 135-264. (1983). A scheduled ancient monument.
Listing NGR: NZ2503463922
© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive
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Ashlar, Sandstone, Medieval Drawbridge, Monument <By Form>, Bridge, Transport, Privy House, Water Supply And Drainage, Water Disposal Site, Prison, Civil, Legal Site, Barbican, Defence, Fortification, Pit, Unassigned, Archaeological Feature