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The Hotspur Gateway or Bondgate Tower, Alnwick

Description: The Hotspur Gateway or Bondgate Tower

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 235619

OS Grid Reference: NU1885513229
OS Grid Coordinates: 418855, 613229
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4126, -1.7037

Location: Bondgate Within, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1SX

Locality: Alnwick
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 1SX

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Bondgate Tower, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

(East End)
The Hotspur Gateway
or Bondgate Tower
NU 1813 SE 1/18 20.2.52.
Built after 1434 (circa 1450) by the 2nd Earl of Northumberland. East gate in
former town walls, polygonal on each side of arched thoroughfare on outside, straight
front to west. Not crenellated. Rough ashlar. Three stages. Central segmental.
archway with vaulted passage on 4 wide ribs. East face: remains of large corbels
in centre, panel below with much faded lion rampant by a sculptor named Matthew,
narrow lookouts. West face; slight set back above 2nd stage, a plain 2 light mullion
window above the archway and a blocked cross window to left. There are portcullis
slits to the outer arch. Scheduled A.M.

Listing NGR: NU1885613228

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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