Tyne and Wear HER(1555): Newcastle town wall, Austin Tower

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    "Austin Tower was situated on the wall close to the north-east corner of the precinct of the Austin Friars. It was described as "the finest double chambered bastion extant...Both chambers were finely arched, and the newel stairs from lower to upper, and from the upper to the platform of the tower, were both in a state of perfect preservation". It was the meeting hall of the companies of millers and coopers, and then the ropers, who repaired it in 1698....."
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    Link: http://twsitelines.info/SMR/1555
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 years, 6 months ago
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