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Town Wall, with Morden, Heber and Ever Towers, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Town Wall, with Morden, Heber and Ever Towers

Grade: I
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304883

OS Grid Reference: NZ2440064280
OS Grid Coordinates: 424400, 564280
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9725, -1.6203

Location: Stowell Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4YB

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 4YB

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There is also a scheduled monument, Newcastle Upon Tyne Town Defences: Section of Curtain Wall Containing Ever, Morden and Heber Towers, Two Turrets and Two Sections 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

(west side off)
17.12.71 Town Wall, with Morden,
Heber and Ever Towers.
(Formerly listed as
City Wall)
Town wall and towers. Late C13. Large sandstone blocks; Morden tower partly brick
with ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roof. High wall, some sections with walk and
steeply-coped parapet; corbelled turrets at intervals; blocked postern door
formerly allowed Dominicans access to their land outside the wall. Ever Tower at
north largely demolished 1908-10, but lower courses show deep splays to window slits;
granted to Company of Paviors, Colliers and Carriers in C19. Towers semi-circular.
Morden tower partly rebuilt c.1700 by Company of Glaziers, Plumbers and Pewterers:
2 storeys, 2 windows; architraves to central door and 2 first-floor cross windows
with moulded sills; stone corbels support first floor which has quoins and cornice
with ashlar-coped parapet. Hipped roof. Eroded first-floor panel records alterations.
Heber Tower has C20 grilles over 2-centred-arched doorway and square opening above;
restored 1770-71 by Company of Armourers, Curriers and Feltmakers. A scheduled
ancient monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2440064280

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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