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Pottergate Tower, Alnwick

Description: Pottergate Tower

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 235835

OS Grid Reference: NU1840513485
OS Grid Coordinates: 418405, 613485
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4149, -1.7108

Location: Pottergate, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1JW

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

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Listing Text

(West End)
Pottergate Tower
NU 1813 SW 4/98
NU 1813 NW 3/98 20.2.52.
Formerly part of the town's defences. Rebuilt 1768 to a design by Mr Henry Bell
with a crown spire (removed in 1812). Gothick, with ornament to east. Two stages:
archway with barrel vaulted passage of 3 ribs on ground floor; blind tracery panels
on 1st floor which has a large ogee window with perpendicular type tracery. Open
embattled parapet. Diagonal buttresses with 4 stages of blind cusped arches having
crocketted labels; stunted tops. Above archway is a St Michael and Dragon, a blank
roundel (formerly with a clock) and a memorial tablet: "This tower was rebuilt
at the expense of the Borough of Alnwick and the new foundation laid April 28 AD.
1768. John Grey Senior, William Hindmarsh, Robert Richardson, Edward Bell, Chamberlain.
To the north and south are fragments possibly of the old town walls. North, south
and west fronts plainer with occasional arrow slit. Staircase in north-west corner.

Listing NGR: NU1840613487

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Source: English Heritage

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