Ficket Tower


Pilgrim Street Gate

Ficket TowerThis single chambered stone tower was part of the Town Walls of Newcastle built in the late 13th centuary. "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 demolised c1825 to make way for St. James' Chapel in Blackett Street.

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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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Image taken from page 347 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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