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Austin Tower

Corner TowerAustin Tower"Austin Tower has evidently derived its name from its vicinity to the house of Austin Friars. It was successively the hall of the Millers and Coopers, and afterwards of the Ropers, who repaired it in 1698. The lower apartment is converted into a stable, and the hall is in a state of dilapidation; but the company to whom it belongs usually assemble at a tavern." (Eneas Mackenzie, 1827) The tower was demolished in 1838 to make way for the Newcastle and North Shields Railway Station - the site is now under the Manors multi-storey car park.

Newcastle Town Walls Demolished
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714550:Austin Tower Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c. 1810

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Tyne and Wear HER(1555): Newcastle town wall, Austin Tower
- "Austin Tower was situated on the wall close to the north-east corner of the precinct of the Austin Friars. It was described as "the finest double chambered bastion extant...Both chambers …

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Tyne & Wear HER: 1555
Borough: Newcastle
Grid ref: NZ25276425


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