NZ2464 : Newcastle town wall east of St Andrew's Street

near to Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

Newcastle town wall east of St Andrew's Street
Newcastle town wall east of St Andrew's Street
The narrow lane that ran the length of the Walls has been used to provide access to the churchyard of St Andrew's Church NZ2464 : The Parish Church of St Andrew, Newcastle upon Tyne. The Wall here has a row of projecting corbels which are thought to have supported the overhanging, flagged wall walk NZ2464 : City Wall, St.Andrew's Churchyard
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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
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