THE BLACK GATE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1024936
Date first listed:
14-Jun-1954
Statutory Address:
THE BLACK GATE, CASTLE GARTH

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE BLACK GATE, CASTLE GARTH

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Newcastle upon Tyne (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 25013 63924

Details

NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CASTLE GARTH (west end)

24/141 The Black Gate 14/6/54

G.V. I

Gatehouse of castle; now museum and private library. Mid C13; early C17 alterat- ions;restored 1883 for the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; roof of pantiles. Oval plan lower part, upper octagonal, with square front projection. 4 storeys and attic: 3 bays. Central arch below 6-light Jacobean window with cusped niches either side; floors above have windows of 4 and 3 lights, all square-headed, stone-mullioned and transomed, with label moulds. Similar style 2-light windows in side bays; wood cross window inserted at right in second floor. Slits above many-chamfered base courses. Steeply-pitched hipped roof has central dormer; 2 end chimneys. Rear stone stair with open landing on first floor and Jacobean-style wood balcony is part of C19 adaptation. Pointed barrel vault to passage through gate with side guard chambers, which have ribbed vaults. Drawbridge slots to receive counterweights. Sources: W.H. Knowles, 'The Castle, Newcastle upon Tyne' Archaeologia Aeliana 4th series II pp. 40-48; R.B. Harbottle and M. Ellison, 'An Excavation in the Castle Ditch, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1974-6.' Archaeologia Aeliana 5th series IX. A scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2501363924

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
304446
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Archaeologia Aeliana' in Archaeologia Aeliana - Fifth Series, , Vol. 9, ()
'Archaeologia Aeliana' in Archaeologia Aeliana - Fourth Series, , Vol. 2, (), 40-8

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 01 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/05178/33
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