Newcastle upon Tyne Timeline

A work in progress!

2nd Century

  • 122 AD; the Romans build Pons Aelius, a bridge and fort, which would later become Newcastle.

11th Century

  • 1080: castle built by the Robert Curthos, eldest son of William the Conqueror, from which the town got its name: 'New Castle'.

13th Century

  • 1216: King John made Newcastle upon Tyne a borough.

16th Century

  • 4th January 1505: founding of Newcatle-upon-Tyne Trinity House

17th Century

  • 3rd February 1644: start of the Siege of Newcastle, during the Civil War.
  • 19th October 1644: the Siege of Newcastle ended with the Scottish Covenanters army taking the city.
  • 1682: Construction of the Holy Jesus Hospital in Newcastle

18th Century

19th Century

20th Century

21st Century


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