Thursday, 2 July 2009

The Sallyport Tower

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The Sallyport Tower, built between 1265 and 1307, was one of several gates on Newcastle’s city walls, so named because it was from there , during times of siege, the defending garrison would ‘sally forth’ to attack the besiegers.

During the reign of Henry VIII John Leland described Newcastle's defences as "far passing all the waulls of the cities of England and most of the cities of Europe" in their strength and magnificence.
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This wonderful piece of historic architecture is now occupied by Kensington & Partners, a firm of architects.
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5 comments:

  1. Again I'm amazed at how something that old could still be standing and in use. Lucky architects! I wonder if they did a lot of renovation...

    This is a superb photo with that terrific reflection!

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  2. The reflection is so beautiful. There are many hidden gems your way.

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  3. What a pity it isnt a public building

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  4. Listed building consent has been granted for construction for a chimney on the central plinth, of where apparently one stood before. It will intresting to see this being built if you could post a photo, a before, during and after would be great!

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