White Friar Tower


Neville TowerWhite Friar TowerIn 1827 Eneas Mackenzie wrote: "White Friar Tower was so called from the adjoining house of the Carmelites, or White Friars. A breach was made in the wall here, and a mine sprung, when the town was stormed by the Scots. The fraternity of Masons had their hall in the upper apartment of the tower. In the lower one was the meeting-house of the Bricklayers and Metters. In 1776, Isaac Cookson, Esq. obtained a lease of this tower, which he converted into an ice-house. It is still in the possession of this gentleman."
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067560:White Friar Tower Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1825?

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Tyne and Wear HER(1513): Newcastle town wall, White Friar Tower
- "This tower was sited at the top of the steep slope above Close Gate, and was probably built in the first half of the 14th century. It was unique among ...

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Image taken from page 318 of 'The Local Historian's Table Book of remarkable occurrences, historical facts, traditions, legendary and descriptive ballads, connected with the Counties of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, and Durham. Historical Division.

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Image taken from page 246 of 'The Local Historian's Table Book of remarkable occurrences, historical facts, traditions, legendary and descriptive ballads, connected with the Counties of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, and Durham. Historical Division.

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Image taken from page 355 of 'The Local Historian's Table Book of remarkable occurrences, historical facts, traditions, legendary and descriptive ballads, connected with the Counties of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, and Durham. Historical Division.

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