Bondgate Tower

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Bondgate Tower also known as the Hotspur Tower or the Hotspur Gateway although called a tower it is actually a gatehouse of three stories constructed of stone and consists of a recessed archway flanked by two polygonal towers. It is located in Alnwick, Northumberland in the United Kingdom. The gatehouse crosses Bondgate known by its road number as the B6346 the main road of Alnwick and low height traffic though its enterance while tall height traffic take divestions to get past. A licence was granted in the 1430s by Henry V to Henry Percy 2nd Earl of Northumberland to wall the town and add battlements. These took fifty years to compleate with Bondgate tower being built around 1450. [1] [2] [3]


  1. "Bondgate Tower, Alnwick, Northumberland | Educational Images | Historic England". Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  2. "Bondgate Tower, Bondgate Within, Alnwick - Northumberland (UA) | Historic England". Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  3. "Bondgate Tower The Hotspur Gate Alnwick Northumberland England English". Retrieved 2020-10-03.

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