SOUTH POSTERN TOWER FACING THE RIVER, AND CURTAIN WALL ADJOINING

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1024939

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1954

Statutory Address: SOUTH POSTERN TOWER FACING THE RIVER, AND CURTAIN WALL ADJOINING, CASTLE GARTH

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Location

Statutory Address: SOUTH POSTERN TOWER FACING THE RIVER, AND CURTAIN WALL ADJOINING, 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 25098 63837

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History

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Details

NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CASTLE GARTH (south side)

24/147 South postern tower facing 14/6/54 the river, and curtain wall adjoining.

G.V. I

Castle curtain wall and south postern. 1168-78 and C13. Coursed squared sandstone. 2-coursed head to high arched recess containing relieving arch above round-headed arch; barrel-vaulted passage through wall. High wall extends to left and returns to the north. Wall to right of postern has blocked high arch. Addition at rear on higher level: late Cl9 by Crozier in classical style; built as part of alterat- ions to Moot Hall (q.v.). Sources: Barbara Harbottle 'The Castle of Newcastle upon Tyne; Excavations 1973-1979' Chateau Gaillard IX-X; 'Excavations at the South Curtain Wall of the Castle, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1960-61' Archaeologia Aeliana 4 XLIV (1966), 79-145. A scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2509863837

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 304452

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Archaeologia Aeliana' in Archaeologia Aeliana - Fourth Series, , Vol. 44, (1966), 79-145
'Chateau Gaillard' in Chateau Gaillard, (1982)
'Chateau Gaillard' in Chateau Gaillard, (1982)

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