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October 24, 2022
Newcastle’s Castle – The Black Gate
Newcastle Castle’s Black Gate is the entrance to the Castle. Unlike the Black Gate from the Lord of the Rings, the gate is not named after all the dark and...
October 12, 2022
Newcastle’s Castle – Castle Garth
In this blog we explore some of the settlement outside of the Castle keep. The Castle Garth – the area around the Castle Keep. There were two main gates to...
October 5, 2022
Newcastle’s Castle – The Great Hall
The first thing to say about The Great Hall is that the name is a Victorian name. It wouldn’t have been called the Great Hall during the Middle Ages. That...
August 29, 2022
Newcastle’s Castle – The well room
In this blog we’ll talk about the construction of Newcastle’s Castle as well as my favourite part of the building – the Well Room. The construction of a castle isn’t...
August 22, 2022
Newcastle’s castle – the cellar
The cellar in Newcastle’s castle has also been known as the Garrison room. It was so called by a local antiquarian called John Collingwood Bruce. In those days, antiquarians were...
August 1, 2022
Newcastle’s castle – the Lower Hall
The Lower Hall would have been the office of the Sheriff of Northumberland. The Sheriff would have been known as a civil servant these days and he would have been...
June 28, 2022
A brief history of Hadrian’s Wall
Hadrian’s Wall on the Whin Sill, Northumberland Hadrian’s wall is an enigmatic frontier of the Roman Empire situated at the northern end of England and stretching from Wallsend in the...
June 7, 2022
Newcastle’s Castle: The Norman chapel
The normal chapel at Newcastle’s Castle is a beautiful example of Normal architecture with Norman arches in the roof and above the doorways. These are incredible restorations undertaken by John...