Tyne and Wear HER(11101): Newcastle, medieval town

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    "Newcastle developed at the lowest bridging point across the River Tyne, where the river is fairly narrow and flows between high steep banks. Several streams flowed into the Tyne through deep ravines, indeed the Lort Burn split the town into two. The flat land between the foot of the bank and the riverside above the site of the medieval bridge was made up of sandy material ('Sandhill') and was probably frequently under water. The present ground level is artificial, the result of reclamation. It is therefore suggested that Newcastle originated at the top of the river bank, with riverside development on reclaimed land being secondary. A new castle (HER 101) of motte and bailey type was founded in 1080..."
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    Link: http://twsitelines.info/SMR/11101
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 11 months ago
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