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Pink TowerPink Tower was part of the 13th Century Town Walls of Newcastle located near todays junction of Pink Lane and Clayton Street West. It was a single-chambered semi-circular stone tower built at a time when there was frequent threat of Scottish attack. In more peaceful times it used for other purposes: in 1770 to Thomas Blackett, a Newcastle merchant, rented it for use as a brewhouse. Pink Lane ran alongside the wall and takes its name from the tower. In the early 19th century it was one of the best preserved towers of the Town Wall, but was demolished in 1852 for developments on Clayton Street West, as part of the redevelopment of the city centre by Richard Grainger. 

Newcastle Town Walls Demolished Pink Lane
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004230:Pink Tower Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1848

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Tyne and Wear HER(1526): Newcastle town wall, Pink Tower
- "Until its removal in 1852, and because it had never been occupied by a company, the Pink Tower is reported to have been, "the most complete example of the single-chambered …

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Pink Tower, Newcastle. 1846.

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Tyne & Wear HER: 1526
Borough: Newcastle
Grid ref: NZ24476399


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