Showing posts with label Newcastle City Wall and Sallyport Tower. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Newcastle City Wall and Sallyport Tower


Newcastle City Wall and Sallyport Tower.

The City wall of Newcastle Upon Tyne was built in the 13th and 14th century to protect the City of Newcastle against invasion and attack from Scottish forces.
The wall was about 2 miles, 3 kilometres long was 25 feet, 7.6 metres high and 6.5 feet, 2 metres  thick. There were 6 main gates had seventeen towers and some small turrets and postern gates. The wall was obsolete by the 18th century and parts of the wall was demolished to make way for redevelopment of the city. 
 Sallyport tower was an entrance through
 the city wall and was completed in the 13th century, although additions were made in 1716 to be used as a banqueting hall for a company of shipwrights.
Today the remains of the wall are a scheduled ancient monument.
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