Archive for the tag 'The Black Gate'

I awoke abruptly at 1am in the morning to the sound of what I soon realized was the fire alarm going off. We both leaped out of bed just as the alarm stopped ringing so I returned to bed and when I was satisfied it was a false alarm I went back to sleep. I [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on Nov 3rd 2015

When I got up in the morning and looked out of the window I noticed that the weather had changed to rain.  After breakfast, equipped with raincoat and umbrella, I left the hotel and set off towards Grey Street to see the monument.  Luckily on this occasion the scaffolding had gone so I  could enjoy [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on Sep 17th 2013

Taken from a signboard located in front of the Black Gate:

Built between 1247 and 1250 during the reign of King Henry III, the Black Gate was the last addition to the medieval Castle defences.  Now a scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade I Listed Building it was the gatehouse of the barbican, a walled defensive entrance [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Apr 17th 2013

In this photograph The Castle Keep is situated behind The Black Gate. The Castle Keep website has this to say about the keep:
The Castle Keep of Newcastle upon Tyne was built by Henry II between 1168-1178, it is one of the finest surviving examples of a Norman Keep in the country.
It stands within a [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Apr 16th 2013