The Black Gate and Keep, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

The Black Gate and Keep, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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The 'New Castle' at Newcastle upon Tyne was founded by the Normans to command a crossing of the River Tyne. The Keep was rebuilt in 1168-78 while the Black Gate dates from 1247. A railway line now passes between the keep and gatehouse.

Location

Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

norman castle keep gatehouse black gate defence Medieval (1066 - 1484)