Description: South Postern Tower Facing the River, and Curtain Wall Adjoining
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 304452
OS Grid Reference: NZ2509863837
OS Grid Coordinates: 425098, 563837
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9685, -1.6095
NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CASTLE GARTH
24/147 South postern tower facing
14/6/54 the river, and curtain
Castle curtain wall and south postern. 1168-78 and C13. Coursed squared sandstone.
2-coursed head to high arched recess containing relieving arch above round-headed
arch; barrel-vaulted passage through wall. High wall extends to left and returns
to the north. Wall to right of postern has blocked high arch. Addition at rear
on higher level: late Cl9 by Crozier in classical style; built as part of alterat-
ions to Moot Hall (q.v.). Sources: Barbara Harbottle 'The Castle of Newcastle
upon Tyne; Excavations 1973-1979' Chateau Gaillard IX-X; 'Excavations at the South
Curtain Wall of the Castle, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1960-61' Archaeologia Aeliana 4
XLIV (1966), 79-145. A scheduled ancient monument.
Listing NGR: NZ2509863837
Source: English Heritage
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