NZ2464 : Herber Tower

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Herber Tower
Herber Tower
The Town Wall ditch NZ2464 : West Walls town wall and ditch, Fever Hospital NZ2464 : House of Recovery, Warden's Close, Bath Lane and modern Citygate development NZ2464 : Citygate are visible to the left.
Newcastle Town Wall :: NZ2563
Built in the C13th century to protect the expanding town from Scottish raiders, Newcastle’s Town Wall was an impressive structure. It was approximately 3km / 2 miles long, up to 2m / 7ft thick and approximately 7.6m / 25ft high. It enclosed the Castle and its Black Gate as well as the main medieval commercial district along the quayside and all the ground northwards to St. Andrews Church. The wall had seven main gateways, 17 towers and 30 turrets. A section of the Wall was extended along the quayside to protect the properties of wealthy merchants from water-borne attack.

Only short sections of the curtain wall now survive as much was demolished in the C19th to aid redevelopment and access. Only five of the original towers have survived.

Wikipedia has a full description and a map LinkExternal link
Historical Account by Eneas Mackenzie (1827) LinkExternal link

More images on Geograph can be found with this search LinkExternal link

National Trails walk around the town walls LinkExternal link

Tyne and Wear HER(1507): Newcastle town wall LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 23 January, 2010
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Tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2434 6418 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2989N 1:37.2786W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2434 6417
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