Ancient Newcastle

Ancient Newcastle
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THE COMMANDING AND HIGHLY DEFENSIBLE POSITION town of Newcastle is placed, must necessarily have recommended itself to the notice of the very earliest colonizers of this quarter of the island. The ground on which it stands upon which the rising abruptly to the height of about 100 feet from the bed of the river, is cut into three very remarkable tongues of land by four natural valleys, all permeated by streams which disembogue in the Tyne. The easternmost and largest of these tongues of land, is that formed by the Ouseburn and Pandon Dean; the smallest by that stream and the Lortburn; and the westernmost, whereon stands the Castle, by the Lortburn and Skinnerburn.