Tyne and Wear HER(1511): Newcastle town wall, Close Gate

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    "Close Gate, across the Close, was built in the mid 14th century. The only view of it (and that unreliable) shows a 3 storey tower pierced by a single central passage, without either a pedestrian gate or flanking guardrooms. However, a lease of 1770 records 3 lofts or rooms in the tower upon Close Gate. A 16th century reference to the purchase of a rope for its drawbridge suggests there was a ditch..."
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    Link: http://www.twsitelines.info/smr/1511
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 years, 5 months ago
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