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Statutory Address:

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

Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NU 18405 13485


POTTERGATE 1. 5330 (West End) Pottergate Tower NU 1813 SW 4/98 NU 1813 NW 3/98 20.2.52. II* 2. Formerly part of the town's defences. Rebuilt 1768 to a design by Mr Henry Bell with a crown spire (removed in 1812). Gothick, with ornament to east. Two stages: archway with barrel vaulted passage of 3 ribs on ground floor; blind tracery panels on 1st floor which has a large ogee window with perpendicular type tracery. Open embattled parapet. Diagonal buttresses with 4 stages of blind cusped arches having crocketted labels; stunted tops. Above archway is a St Michael and Dragon, a blank roundel (formerly with a clock) and a memorial tablet: "This tower was rebuilt at the expense of the Borough of Alnwick and the new foundation laid April 28 AD. 1768. John Grey Senior, William Hindmarsh, Robert Richardson, Edward Bell, Chamberlain. To the north and south are fragments possibly of the old town walls. North, south and west fronts plainer with occasional arrow slit. Staircase in north-west corner.

Listing NGR: NU1840613487


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

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Date: 17 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/02055/23
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