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Bertram Momboucher Tower

Ficket Tower

The tower was part of the Town Walls of Newcastle built in the late 13th century. "Bertram Mombowcher Tower plainly derives its name from the Bertram Mombowcher who was high sheriff of Northumberland in the reigns of king Edward III, and king Richard II. and who possessed property in Newcastle upon Tyne." (Eneas Mackenzie, 1827) The tower was used as a military prison before it was completely demolished in 1824 for the building of Blackett Street; stones from this part of the town wall were thought to have been used to build the sewer of the new street. 

Newcastle Town Walls Blackett Street Demolished
Tyne and Wear HER(1545): Newcastle town wall, Bertram Momboucher Tower
- "It is presumed that this tower was of the same pattern as the towers west of it on the circuit, but there is no published description. It was used as …

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Blackett Street
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Blackett Street
- Overview Map Street View "This street follows the line of the early lane that ran outside the Town Wall between the New Gate and the Pilgrim Gate. The town wall …
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Bertram Momboucher Tower, Inside, 1823.

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Tyne & Wear HER: 1545
Borough: Newcastle
Grid ref: NZ24706443


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