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The Keep, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: The Keep

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 304449

OS Grid Reference: NZ2504363870
OS Grid Coordinates: 425043, 563870
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9688, -1.6103

Location: 25 Castlegarth, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1RQ

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 1RQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Roman Fort, Anglo-Saxon Cemetery, Motte and Bailey Castle and Tower Keep Castle, 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

(west side)

24/144 The Keep

G.V. I

Castle Keep. 1168-78. Roof and battlements added c.1811 by Newcastle Corporation.
Restored c.1848 for Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle. Sandstone with ashlar
dressings. Square tower of 3 floors. Principal entrance an external stair on
east leading to moulded arch of Great Hall. Ground floor 'garrison room' has
central column from which spring 8 ribs. Ground-floor chapel beneath external
stair has chevron-moulded ribs and arches. First floor has 'Queen's Chamber'
opening from north of main room; 'King's Chamber' opens from south of Great Hall.
Spiral stair in south-east corner. Source: Barbara Harbottle The Castle of
Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle 1977; 'The Castle of Newcastle upon Tyne:
Excavations 1973-1979' Chateau Gaillard IX-X 1982. A scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2504363869

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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