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The Hotspur Gateway or Bondgate Tower

A Grade I Listed Building in Alnwick, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4126 / 55°24'45"N

Longitude: -1.7037 / 1°42'13"W

OS Eastings: 418855

OS Northings: 613229

OS Grid: NU188132

Mapcode National: GBR J5JV.YJ

Mapcode Global: WHC1K.S6WY

Entry Name: The Hotspur Gateway or Bondgate Tower

Listing Date: 20 February 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041513

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235619

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Alnwick

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Alnwick

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

BONDGATE WITHIN
1.
5330
(East End)
The Hotspur Gateway
or Bondgate Tower
NU 1813 SE 1/18 20.2.52.
GV
2.
Built after 1434 (circa 1450) by the 2nd Earl of Northumberland. East gate in
former town walls, polygonal on each side of arched thoroughfare on outside, straight
front to west. Not crenellated. Rough ashlar. Three stages. Central segmental.
archway with vaulted passage on 4 wide ribs. East face: remains of large corbels
in centre, panel below with much faded lion rampant by a sculptor named Matthew,
narrow lookouts. West face; slight set back above 2nd stage, a plain 2 light mullion
window above the archway and a blocked cross window to left. There are portcullis
slits to the outer arch. Scheduled A.M.


Listing NGR: NU1885613228

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