The Black Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

The Black Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Photograph taken 1864 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: bb84/02876

The 'New Castle' at Newcastle upon Tyne was founded by the Normans to command a crossing of the River Tyne. The Keep was built in 1168-1178, while the Black Gate (a gateway into the barbican) dates from 1247.

Location

Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

medieval gate town wall defence house housing shop poor victorian (1837 - 1901)