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SOUTH POSTERN TOWER FACING THE RIVER, AND CURTAIN WALL ADJOINING

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: SOUTH POSTERN TOWER FACING THE RIVER, AND CURTAIN WALL ADJOINING

List entry Number: 1024939

Location

SOUTH POSTERN TOWER FACING THE RIVER, AND CURTAIN WALL ADJOINING, 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: 304452

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List entry Description

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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

Selected 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)

National Grid Reference: NZ 25098 63837

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