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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CASTLE

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A motte and bailey castle built in 1080, the buried remains of which are thought to survive beneath the later stone castle. The square keep (NZ26SE173) and curtain wall were built 1168-1178 during the reign of Henry II. The barbican and the Black Gate, were added during the mid 13th century. The castle became obsolete when the town walls were built in the late 13th century. The keep was restored in 1848. Scheduled.

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