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Ancient Sallyport Tower
Sallyport Tower was one of the main defensive fortifications forming part of Newcastle’s city walls, built 1265 – 1307. The tower was named because it was used as a gateway from which the town’s garrisons would ‘sally forth’ to defend the city against Scottish beseigers. The ancient name of the tower, Wallknoll, derives from Hadrian’s Wall, which crossed into the city at the site of the tower.
The grade I listed structure and scheduled ancient monument sits close to other sites of historical interest and has views of the Quayside, Sage Building, Baltic Centre and both the Millenium Bridge and Tyne bridges.
Our project will involve a degree of roofing works, repairs to the turretts and sympathetic repairs to stonework using specialist restoration mortars. We begin work in early June.