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Austin Friary (tower)


There was an Augustinian friary dating from the 13th century on the site of the Holy Jesus Hospital in Newcastle. The remaining tower from the friary is located behind the Holy Jesus Hospital. The 3 storey sandstone tower dates from the 13th and 16th centuries. When excavated, the ground floor was found to contain a medieval cross-slab and effigy of knight in armour. The tower is Grade II* listed on the National Heritage List for England. 
Holy Jesus Hospital Grade II* Listed Historic Buildings and Monuments in Newcastle
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020274:Fifteenth century tower Austin Friary Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1971

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016977:Fifteenth century tower Austin Friary Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1969

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022003:Holy Jesus and Austin Friar tower from roof of Swan House unknown 1972

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Tyne and Wear HER(1436): Newcastle, Austin Friary
- "The first reference to the friary is from 1291. The precinct grew piecemeal in the early 14th century, and lay between the town wall, Carliol Croft (Square) and Manor Chare ...

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(The former) Holy Jesus Hospital, City Road, NE1 - rear courtyard and tower

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AUSTIN FRIARY TOWER ATTACHED TO THE JOHN GEORGE JOICEY MUSEUM - Newcastle - List Entry
- "Part of the Austin Friary. C13 and C16. Large sandstone blocks. 3 storeys, one bay. West elevation has double-chamfered 2-centred arch with drip mould; renewed door; irregular fenestration: small square ...

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List number: 1355203
List grade: 2*
Borough: Newcastle
Grid ref: NZ2524764191

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