NZ2564 : Corner Tower and Gardenerís cottage, City Road

taken 11 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Corner Tower and Gardenerís cottage, City Road
Corner Tower and Gardenerís cottage, City Road
The part of the town wall here was built after 1298 and is the last remains of the town wall on the east side.
The white-painted Gardener's Cottage was for the grounds of the halls of the Barber Surgeons who both practised as surgeons and earned extra money on the side by cutting peopleís hair. The second hall on the site was demolished in 1851 to make way for the railway, running north from Central Station.
Tyne and Wear HER(1557): Newcastle town wall, Corner Tower LinkExternal link

"At distance stands an ancient tower,
Which ruin threatens every hour;
Iím struck with reverence at the sight,
I pause and gaze with fond delight;
The antique walls do join the scene,
And makes more lovely Pandon Dean."
From Pandon Dean, a song published in Sept. 1776, under the Name of Rosalinda.
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Newcastle Town Wall :: NZ2563

Built in the C13th century to protect the expanding town from Scottish raiders, Newcastleís 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

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National Trails walk around the town walls LinkExternal link

Tyne and Wear HER(1507): Newcastle town wall LinkExternal link

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Friday, 15 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 22 January, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2530 6415 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2798N 1:36.3790W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2531 6417
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