TOWN FORTIFICATIONS INCLUDING THE BELL TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1290222
Date first listed:
26-May-1971
Statutory Address:
TOWN FORTIFICATIONS INCLUDING THE BELL TOWER

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Location

Statutory Address:
TOWN FORTIFICATIONS INCLUDING THE BELL TOWER

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Berwick-upon-Tweed
National Grid Reference:
NU 00221 52855

Details

1. 840 Town Fortifications including the Bell Tower NU 0052 7/26O 11/260 11/262 NU 0053 8/259 11/259 NT 9952 9/256 11/256 9/257 11/257 NT 9953 10/134 10/258 11/258 I 2. One of the best examples in Europe of a fortified town. Medieval walls were begun by Edward I and surrounded the town, with the Castle at their North West corner. Their course is traceable, and fragments remain in the Bell Tower (base) and walling on the North side. The Elizabethan fortifications are unique in Britain, begun circa 1555 and built to the latest Italian designs. In the 1760's the medieval walls were rebuilt with gun batteries, and Coxon's Tower was rebuilt. The gates include Scotsgate (altered 1815 and 1858), Cowport (probably 1590's with C18 timber doors), Ness Gate (1816), Shore Gate (1760's with original timber doors). Scheduled AM.

Listing NGR: NU0022152855

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
237250
Legacy System:
LBS

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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