Newcastle 850 anniversary legacy

Legacy: the recreation of the lost charters

Recreation of the lost charters

The original 1173 charter has been lost for some centuries. As part of the celebrations, local artist Glenn James tracked down the likely contents of this important historical document and re-created a fitting charter for the anniversary.

The recreated charters in English and Latin are on display at the Guildhall and in the Mayor’s Parlour.

As part of the Lost Charter project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Glenn James and a dedicated team of volunteers created a research guide for future generations.

Download the guide

View the accessible guide