List grade: 1
List number: 1121526
Tyne & Wear HER: 1562
Post code: NE1 2HY
Grid ref: NZ2547464148

Wallknoll Tower


Sand GateWallknoll TowerIn 1827 Eneas Mackenzie wrote: "Wall Knoll Tower, now called Carpenters' Tower, because the company of Carpenters or Shipwrights meet in it, "was," says Bourne, "one of the towers of the Old Romans. This company, in the year 1716, built upon the under part of it a very grand and stately square tower, adorned at the top corners with 4 fair turrets, built in the form of a lanthorn." He adds, on the authority of a MS. intitled, "Lib. de Reb. Novocastri," that, "before the taking down of the top of the old tower, it was much of the same size, model, and stone, with the tower of Routchester, in Northumberland, which was certainly one of the towers belonging to the Picts-Wall." The ancient postern gate in this tower was the usual passage of those divisions of the garrison that so frequently sallied out, and attacked the besieging army during the civil wars. It is probably from this circumstance that it is called the Sally-Port Gate."

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Sallyport Tower
- "Walknoll, Sallyport or (Ships) Carpenters' Tower was originally a tower on the C14 Town Wall which had been realigned to include the district of Pandon. It was constructed around 1307 ...

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Wallknoll Tower

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003829:Sallyport Tower Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1879-80

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012028:Sallyport Tower Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1900

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Tyne and Wear HER(1562): Newcastle town wall, Wallknoll or Sallyport Tower
- "Walknoll, Sallyport or (Ships) Carpenters' Tower was presumably that which caused the emigration of the Carmelite Friars at the beginning of the 14th century. It was originally a rectangular tower ...

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Sallyport Tower
- "Constructed about 1307 on the old town wall. It is presently and architect's office." Photo by Roger Smith, 2009, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.

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