Town Walls

  • Description

    The Newcastle town wall is a medieval defensive wall, and Scheduled Ancient Monument[1], located in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Constructed during the 13th century to repel Scottish invaders, the wall was approximately 3km/2 miles long, at least 2 metres/7 feet thick and up to 7.6 metres/25 feet high. It had 6 major gateways and 17 towers as well as several smaller turrets and postern gates. The walls protected the town for about 500 years, but by the mid-18th century they were no longer required and quickly fell into disrepair. Over the next 100 years or so, large portions of the wall were removed to make way for new developments and to create better access to the town centre.
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    PinballRobin
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    Flickr (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Attribution-NoDerivs License
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    Link: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/227/486783504_612eb5946f.jpg
    Alternate Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/15808190@N00/486783504/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 12 months ago
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