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Stank Tower

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Stank Tower was a semi-circular stone tower which was part of the Town Wall of Newcastle built in the 13th century. It was demolished in 1847 with the building of Neville Street and Central Station; it was located near to where the main entrance of the station is today. 

In 1827 Eneas Mackenzie wrote: "Stank Tower - The upper part of this tower is demolished. There is a passage through it to a dwelling-house, and another into a garden. The adjoining walls are greatly dilapidated."

Newcastle Town Walls Demolished Neville Street
Tyne and Wear HER(1521): Newcastle town wall, Stank Tower
- "This tower is thought to have resembled the other bastions on the western fortifications, i.e. semi-circular in plan, single storey in height. In 1827 Mackenzie noted that "the upper part …

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Tyne & Wear HER: 1521
Borough: Newcastle
Grid ref: NZ24636390


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