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Town Wall with Durham Tower, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Town Wall with Durham Tower

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304391

OS Grid Reference: NZ2438264126
OS Grid Coordinates: 424382, 564126
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9712, -1.6206

Location: W Walls, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 5SQ

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE4 5SQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Newcastle Upon Tyne Town Defences: Section of Curtain Wall Including Durham Tower and Section of Town Ditch, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text


19/88 Town Wall with Durham Tower.
(Formerly listed as City Wall)

G.V. I

Town wall and tower. Late C13. Large sandstone blocks. High wall, part with
walk and steeply-coped papapet; corbelled to turrets. Durham Tower: semi-
circular external wall facing Bath Lane has thin stone lintel to entrance in
north side; 2 slits on west and south; large corbels, some damaged, at top.
Interior shows ribbed barrel vault. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2438264126

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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