Description: Plummer Tower
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304520
OS Grid Reference: NZ2520064416
OS Grid Coordinates: 425200, 564416
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9737, -1.6078
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Newcastle Upon Tyne Town Defences: Section of Curtain Wall Including Plummer Tower and a 17th Century Bastion, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
NZ 2564 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CROFT STREET
17/12/71 Plummer Tower
Town Wall tower, later Company Meeting Hall, now offices. Late C13/early C14;
refronted c.1740; house added late C18. Sandstone tower, coursed and squared,
with ashlar front and returns; Welsh slate roof. Semi-circular; Palladian style
front of 2 storeys, one wide bay. 2 steps up to boarded door and 2-pane overlight
in keyed architrave; similar architraves to flanking windows; ground floor
rustication forms voussoirs. First floor band supports end pilasters and central
plinth of high Venetian window in Doric Order with triglyph frieze; block
rustication to central arch. All windows sashes with wide glazing bars. Top
entablature has pulvinated frieze and dentilled cornice; high coped parapet.
Hipped roof. Right return has door and 3-pane overlight at first floor level in
rusticated surround with cornice. Later house at left: English garden wall bond,
Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys, 2 bays. Bricked-up central door has wedge stone
lintel; renewed door inserted at right in stone surround. Wedge lintels and
projecting stone sills to windows flanking blocked door and to first floor
windows, all sashes with glazing bars. Small rectangular window at centre of
first floor has header course sill and lintel. Wall at right of tower has high-
sloped coping to shelter wall of walk-way at tower first floor level; side stone
steps in front; stone platform around steps has cast iron principals, with urn
finials, and plain wrought iron railings. A scheduled ancient monument.
Listing NGR: NZ2520064416
Source: English Heritage
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