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Heron Pit Prison, Drawbridge Pit and Other Under-Buildings in Barbican

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9693 / 54°58'9"N

Longitude: -1.6105 / 1°36'37"W

OS Eastings: 425034

OS Northings: 563922

OS Grid: NZ250639

Mapcode National: GBR SPP.Z0

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.7CC9

Entry Name: Heron Pit Prison, Drawbridge Pit and Other Under-Buildings in Barbican

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024937

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304448

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: St Nicholas Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CASTLE GARTH
(west side)

24/143 Heron Pit prison, draw-
14/6/54 bridge pit and other
under-buildings in
barbican.

G.V. I


Barbican, prison and pits. Mid C13 and C17. Coursed squared sandstone; ashlar-
lined prison pit. Heron pit: deep, square; no openings. Shouldered arch at
right in wall to north leading to ditch. Garde-robe above pit has chamfered round-
headed door. Drawbridge pit: remodelled when Black Gate built. Civil war pit:
C17 defence. Sources: M. Ellison, M. Finch and B. Harbottle 'The Excavation of
a C17 Pit at the Black Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1975' Post-Medieval Archaeology
v.13 (1979) pp. 153-181. B. Harbottle 'The Castle of Newcastle upon Tyne'
Chateau-Gaillard IX-X, 1982, pp. 407-418; M. Ellison and B. Harbottle 'The
Excavation of a Cl7th-Century Bastion in the Castle of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1976-
81' Archaeologia Aeliana 5 XI pp. 135-264. (1983). A scheduled ancient monument.


Listing NGR: NZ2503463922

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