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Newcastle upon Tyne in Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
 

St. Nicholas Cathedral

 
 
St. Nicholas Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 21, 2018
1. St. Nicholas Cathedral Marker
Inscription.  
St. Nicholas Cathedral
You are now standing in the heart of Old Newcastle. Beyond the Black Gate you can see the Lantern Tower of the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas.

The Lantern Tower was built in 1448 and is named for the light that once burned inside it serving as a guide to ships on the River Tyne.

Beyond the Cathedral is the commercial heart of Old Newcastle – the town's original marketplaces for the sale of cloth, flesh and barley (known as bigg, as in the Bigg Market). ( photo caption )
The view has changed considerably since the turn of the 20th century when this photograph was taken
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionForts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1448.
 
Location. 54° 58.166′ N, 1° 36.644′ W. Marker is in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in Northumberland. Marker can be reached from the intersection of St. Nicholas Street and The Black Gate, on the right when traveling north. Located at Newcastle Castle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newcastle upon Tyne, England NE1 1RQ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
The Spires of St. Nicholas Cathedral seen from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 21, 2018
2. The Spires of St. Nicholas Cathedral seen from the marker
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distance of this marker. The Barbican (a few steps from this marker); Pons Aelius (a few steps from this marker); Norman Castle (a few steps from this marker); Medieval Castle (a few steps from this marker); William Heron (a few steps from this marker); The Black Gate (a few steps from this marker); The Heron Pit (a few steps from this marker); Turning Bridge (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle upon Tyne.
 
Also see . . .  Newcastle Castle. (Submitted on November 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
The Black Gate Barbican image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 21, 2018
3. The Black Gate Barbican
The marker is on the walkway behind the barbican tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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