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Ficket Tower

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Ficket TowerThis single chambered stone tower was part of the Town Walls of Newcastle built in the late 13th century. "Fickett Tower stood nearly opposite to the chapel of the Grey Friars. The Joiners' Hall stands on the south side of the site that it occupied" (Eneas Mackenzie, 1827). The tower and adjacent walls were demolished c1825 to make way for St. James' Chapel in Blackett Street.

Newcastle Town Walls Blackett Street Demolished
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003779:Ficket Tower Newcastle upon Tyne Richardson T.M. 1825

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Tyne and Wear HER(1547): Newcastle town wall, Ficket Tower
- "An antiquarian account describes this as "the most eastern of the single-chambered bastions", i. e. it presumably closely resembled the towers on the west part of the town wall. In …

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Ficket Tower, Newcastle (1825).

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Tyne & Wear HER: 1547
Borough: Newcastle
Grid ref: NZ24846443


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