NZ2463 : Turner's Building, Pink Lane

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Turner's Building, Pink Lane
Turner's Building, Pink Lane
Built by William Glover c.1885 for Henry Angus & Co., a Newcastle Coachbuilder, as shops, offices and warehouse. Later occupied by Turner's photographic firm and now home to a number of small information technology businesses.
Tyne and Wear HER(6468): Newcastle, Pink Lane, Nos. 7-13, Turner's Building LinkExternal link

The photograph was taken from the site of Gunner Tower on the old Town Wall NZ2463 : Site of the 13th C Gunner Tower, Pink Lane
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, 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
Sunday, 31 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 February, 2010
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Commercial building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2454 6394 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1689N 1:37.0924W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2453 6392
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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