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HERON PIT PRISON, DRAWBRIDGE PIT AND OTHER UNDER-BUILDINGS IN BARBICAN

List Entry Summary

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

Name: HERON PIT PRISON, DRAWBRIDGE PIT AND OTHER UNDER-BUILDINGS IN BARBICAN

List entry Number: 1024937

Location

HERON PIT PRISON, DRAWBRIDGE PIT AND OTHER UNDER-BUILDINGS IN BARBICAN, CASTLE GARTH

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

County:

District: Newcastle upon Tyne

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 304448

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Details

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.

G.V. I

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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Archaeologia Aeliana' in Archaeologia Aeliana - Fifth Series, , Vol. 11, (1983), 135-264
'Chateau Gaillard' in Chateau Gaillard, (1982), 407-418
'Chateau Gaillard' in Chateau Gaillard, (1982), 407-418
'Post Medieval Archaeology' in Post Medieval Archaeology, , Vol. 13, (1979), 153-181

National Grid Reference: NZ 25034 63922

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