NZ2463 : Pape's Building, Pink Lane

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Pape's Building, Pink Lane
Pape's Building, Pink Lane
Pape's Building was designed by Oliver and Leeson in 1893 for the gunsmith, William Pape, to provide workshops and offices over shops. The unusual curve of the building follows the edge of the medieval lane below. In 1926, it became the Sun Temperance Hotel, and is now used as offices.
Pink Lane
Pink Lane was part of the system of narrow lanes (the 'pomerium') that used to run along the inside of the Town Walls, and on which no building was allowed. It was named from the Pink Tower, one of the Walls D-shaped, defensive towers, which was located near to the junction of Pink Lane and Clayton Street West.
Tyne and Wear HER(6502): Newcastle, Pink Lane LinkExternal link
Newcastle Town Wall :: NZ2563
Built in the C13th century to protect the expanding town from Scottish raiders, Newcastles 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
Sunday, 31 January, 2010   (more nearby)
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Friday, 5 February, 2010
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Commercial building   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2457 6392 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1580N 1:37.0644W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2457 6390
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