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Town Wall North of the Close and Breakneck Stairs, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Town Wall North of the Close and Breakneck Stairs

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304497

OS Grid Reference: NZ2486763633
OS Grid Coordinates: 424867, 563633
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9667, -1.6131

Location: B1600, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 3PE

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 3PE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Newcastle Upon Tyne Town Defences: Section of Curtain Wall Including Closegate and Water Tower, 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


23/625 Town wall north of the
Close and Breakneck stairs.

G.V. I

Town wall. Late C13/early C14. Coursed squared sandstone; lower courses rubble.
Remains of wall to a height of about 3 metres extending northwards up a steep
hill. Flight of steps alongside. A scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2486763633

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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