List grade: 1
List number: 1024903
Tyne & Wear HER: 1557
Grid ref: NZ2530764148

Corner Tower


Pandon GateCorner Tower, Newcastle"Corner Tower is probably so called from being in an angle of the wall. It is mentioned in the common council books, June 9, 1688, by the name of "Corn-Hill Tower;" an evident corruption of Corner Tower. It stood in a commanding situation, but is now in ruins..." (Eneas Mackenzie, 1827). This was different to the other semi-circular towers of the Town Wall, having two turrets standing to roof height set at right-angles to one another. It is speculated that the corner design resulted from Newcastle's acquisition of Pandon by Edward I's charter of 1299. The remains of the tower and small section of the walls can still be seen; the tower is a Scheduled Ancuent Monument.
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014766:Corner Tower City Road Newcastle upon Tyne 1965

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Corner Tower

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(Part of) Newcastle City Walls
- "Looking towards the Corner Tower, Newcastle City Walls." Photo by Mike Quinn, 2014, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.

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Corner Tower and Gardener’s cottage, City Road
- "The part of the town wall here was built after 1298 and is the last remains of the town wall on the east side. The white-painted Gardener's Cottage was ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(1557): Newcastle town wall, Corner Tower
- "Not a tower of the usual type, but two turrets standing to roof height set at right-angles to one another on the eastern re-entrant of the curtain. It must be ...

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The Corner Tower, Newcastle City Walls
- "The blue plaque says that here there were two turrets at right angles to each other, because in the early 14th C the wall was turned east to enclose the ...

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An historical, topographical, and descriptive view of the county of Northumberland. (Eneas Mackenzie, 1825)
- Digitised version of An historical, topographical, and descriptive view of the county of Northumberland and of those parts of the county of Durham situated north of the river Tyne, with ...

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Image taken from page 306 of 'The Local Historian's Table Book of remarkable occurrences, historical facts, traditions, legendary and descriptive ballads, connected with the Counties of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, and Durham. Historical Division.

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